A Companion to Medieval Poetry

A Companion to Medieval Poetry

Editor(s): Corinne Saunders

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405159630

Online ISBN: 9781444319095

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319095

About this Book

ACompanion to Medieval Poetry presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the 15th century.

  • Organised into three parts to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions between the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Post-Chaucerian periods, each section is introduced with contextual essays, providing a valuable introduction to the society and culture of the time
  • Combines a general discussion of genres of medieval poetry, with specific consideration of texts and authors, including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and Langland
  • Features original essays by eminent scholars, including Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas Gray, and Barry Windeatt,  who present a range of theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches to reading medieval poetry, as well as offering close analysis of individual texts and traditions

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Old English Poetry - Contexts

  2. Part I: Old English Poetry - Genres and Modes

  3. Part II: Middle English Poetry - Contexts

  4. Part II: Middle English Poetry - Genres and Modes

  5. Part II: Middle English Poetry - Poets and Poems

  6. Part III: Post-Chaucerian and Fifteenth-Century Poetry - Contexts

  7. Part III: Post-Chaucerian and Fifteenth-Century Poetry - Poets and Poems

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