Sir Orfeo

Sir Orfeo

Author: Oscar Zielke

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300077989

Category: English language

Page: 137

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Categories: English language

Rereading Middle English Romance

Rereading Middle English Romance

See also Hindman and Farquhar , Pen to Press , 63-77 for more emphatic generalizations and , for Middle English romance manuscripts , more questionable ones ; and see discussion of Parkes in chapter 1,3-4 .

Author: Murray James Evans

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773512373

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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With reference to features of layout and decoration, Evans interprets Guy of Warwick as a composite work, not separate works as some scholars suggest. Examining Sir Isumbras as a homiletic romance, and Sir Degaré and Sir Orfeo as Middle English lays, he shows how different versions of these romances, in their varied composite manuscript contexts, necessitate different readings of the "same" works and of their subgenres. Evans considers the manuscript structure of groups of works with different authorship and establishes six models of composite literary structure for Middle English literature. Evans argues that manuscript groupings of romances - and of romances with nonromances - enrich our interpretations of individual romances, romance as a genre, and medieval literary structure. This original study will appeal to readers interested in medieval romance and manuscripts, medieval literary structure, and computer applications in the humanities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arts in the Middle English Romances

The Arts in the Middle English Romances

Presents a picture of the physical elements of medieval life as a background for the reading of Middle English literature.

Author: Marvin Alpheus Owings

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3539790

Category: Art in literature

Page: 204

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Presents a picture of the physical elements of medieval life as a background for the reading of Middle English literature.
Categories: Art in literature

Language and Piety in Middle English Romance

Language and Piety in Middle English Romance

a Where this book seeks to break new ground is in approaching ' God's names ' as a pronounced and significant stylistic feature of romance , as a way into thinking about piety in the Middle English romances . Recent critical inquiry has ...

Author: Roger Dalrymple

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859915980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Analysis of pious formulae across a range of medieval romance, illuminating their stylistic purpose.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Four Middle English Romances

Four Middle English Romances

Barron, W. R. J. English Medieval Romance. London: Longman, 1987. Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. A New Index of Middle English Verse. London: The British Library, 2005. Braswell, Laurel. “Sir Isumbras and the Legend of Saint ...

Author: Harriet Hudson

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781580444361

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 218

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Sir Isumbras, Octavian, Sir Eglamour of Artois, and Sir Tryamour are important works in a major literary development of the fourteenth century: the flourishing of Middle English popular romance. These four narratives were among the most popular; all survive in multiple manuscripts and continued to circulate in prints through the sixteenth century. All were composed in the northeast Midlands in the fifty years between 1325 and 1375, and they appear together in several manuscripts. The tale the romances tell-of exiled queens, orphaned children, and penitent fathers-was one of the most prevalent medieval stories. Sometimes called the Constance/Eustace legend (after two well-known pious versions), its influence can be seen in numerous romances.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries Routledge Revivals

The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries  Routledge Revivals

French, W.H. and Hale, C.B., ed. Middle English Metrical Romances, New York, 1930. Gibbs, A.C., ed. Middle English Romances, York Medieval Texts, London, 1966. Rumble, T.C., ed. The Breton Lays in Middle English, Detroit, 1965.

Author: Dieter Mehl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136832246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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First published in English in 1968, this book provides a critical guide to the wide field of the Middle english Romances and gives a helpful survey of the contemporary state of scholarship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stylistic and Narrative Structures in the Middle English Romances

Stylistic and Narrative Structures in the Middle English Romances

Richard Ohmann adopts this view in Shaw: The Style and the Man, where he sees style as a reflection of “the writer's organization of experience, his sense of life"; it is his “epistemic stance” (p. 13). 3. Gibbs, Middle English Romances ...

Author: Susan Wittig

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292766532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This volume provides a generic description, based on a formal analysis of narrative structures, of the Middle English noncyclic verse romances. As a group, these poems have long resisted generic definition and are traditionally considered to be a conglomerate of unrelated tales held together in a historical matrix of similar themes and characters. As single narratives, they are thought of as random collections of events loosely structured in chronological succession. Susan Wittig, however, offers evidence that the romances are carefully ordered (although not always consciously so) according to a series of formulaic patterns and that their structures serve as vehicles for certain essential cultural patterns and are important to the preservation of some community-held beliefs. The analysis begins on a stylistic level, and the same theoretical principles applied to the linguistic formulas of the poems also serve as a model for the study of narrative structures. The author finds that there are laws that govern the creation, selection, and arrangement of narrative materials in the romance genre and that act to restrict innovation and control the narrative form. The reasons for this strict control are to be found in the functional relationship of the genre to the culture that produced it. The deep structure of the romance is viewed as a problem-solving pattern that enables the community to mediate important contradictions within its social, economic, and mythic structures. Wittig speculates that these contradictions may lie in the social structures of kinship and marriage and that they have been restructured in the narratives in a “practical” myth: the concept of power gained through the marriage alliance, and the reconciliation of the contradictory notions of marriage for power’s sake and marriage for love’s sake. This advanced, thorough, and completely original study will be valuable to medieval specialists, classicists, linguists, folklorists, and Biblical scholars working in oral-formulaic narrative structure.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Love and War in the Middle English Romances

Love and War in the Middle English Romances

The study of Kurt Lippmann ( Das ritterliche Persönlichkeitsideal in der mittelenglischen Literatur des 13 und 14 Jahrhunderts ) lends further support to the contention that the ethics of the Middle English romances are not French ...

Author: Margaret Adlum Gist

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512816280

Category: History

Page: 224

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This study examines Middle English romances to determine how accurately they reflect actual medieval attitudes and behavior in their treatment of relationships between the sexes and the theory and practice of warfare.
Categories: History

Medieval English Wardship in Romance and Law

Medieval English Wardship in Romance and Law

and partly because they are ( with the probable exception of Gamelyn ) Middle English redactions of earlier Anglo - Norman romances . The concentration of the wardship theme varies from romance to romance , but they all share the issues ...

Author: Noel James Menuge

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859916324

Category: History

Page: 149

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Wardship literature in romance used to illuminate the reality of wardship, and to further an understanding of legal history.
Categories: History

Studies in Medieval English Romances

Studies in Medieval English Romances

On medieval English romance , cf. D. Everett , “ A Characterization of the English Medieval Romances , " in her Essays on Middle English Literature ( Oxford . 1955 ) , pp . 1 - 22 ; D. Pearsall , “ The Development of Middle English ...

Author: D. S. Brewer (Cambridge, Stany Zjednoczone).

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859912477

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 197

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Romances are a vital link between the 13th century and Shakespeare; these essays explore single romances and make a variety of points.
Categories: Literary Collections