A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture,c.1350-c.1500 challenges readers to think beyond a narrowlydefined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries.
A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays onmedieval literature and culture.
* Encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canonand conventional disciplinary boundaries.
* Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary betweenmedieval and early modern literature.
* Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for readingliterature.
* Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialoguewith other cultural products, including the literature of othercountries, manuscripts and religion.
* Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, includingtexts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.
* Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students ofmedieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory,love, and chivalry and war.