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The New Middle Ages

Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe

Editors: Kleiman, Irit Ruth (Ed.)

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Twelve medieval scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including law, literature, and religion address the question: What did it mean to possess a voice - or to be without one - during the Middle Ages? This collection reveals how the philosophy, theology, and aesthetics of the voice inhabit some of the most canonical texts of the Middle Ages.

About the authors

Andrew Albin, Fordham University, USA Hélène Bernier-Farella, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France Ghislain Casas, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France Marisa Galvez, Stanford University, USA Cédric Giraud, University of Lorraine, France University of Groningen, Netherlands Bruno Lemesle, University of Burgundy, France Andreea Marculescu, University of California, Irvine, USA Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago, USA Matthew G. Shoaf, Ursinus College, USA Robert Stanton, Boston College, USA Anna Zayaruznaya, Yale University, USA

Reviews



“The collection is interested in how notions of subjectivity may be augmented or challenged by historicist approaches, the pervasiveness of theological and philosophical theories of voice in medieval culture more widely, and the aesthetics of medieval voice and vocalization. … This is a collection whose contributions "speak" to each other in a number of ways and which will likewise speak to scholars and disciplines that listen for past and lost voices--among medievalists, who can that leave out?” (Victoria Blud, University of York, UK)

“No period of Western culture was more attuned to the modalities and urgencies of voice than the Middle Ages. Irit Ruth Kleiman is to be congratulated for bringing a remarkable range of scholars and their subjects together into this imaginative, learned, and impressively coherent collection. Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe makes a major contribution to Medieval Studies, as it does to Sound Studies.” (Nicholas Watson, Professor of English, Harvard University, USA)

“These incisive essays reveal medieval speech's role in creating communities balanced between the divine and animal realms.” (Stephen G. Nichols, James M. Beall Professor Emeritus of French and Humanities, Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Editor’s Introduction

    Kleiman, Irit Ruth

    Pages 1-9

  • Language Without Voice: Locutio Angelica as a Political Issue

    Casas, Ghislain

    Pages 13-28

  • Mimicry, Subjectivity, and the Embodied Voice in Anglo-Saxon Bird Riddles

    Stanton, Robert

    Pages 29-43

  • Ritual Voices and Social Silence: Funerary Lamentations in Byzantium

    Bernier-Farella, Hélène

    Pages 47-63

  • Viva Voce: Voice and Voicelessness Among Twelfth-Century Clerics

    Lemesle, Bruno

    Pages 65-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe
Editors
  • Irit Ruth Kleiman
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39706-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-39706-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39705-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 264
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