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The New Middle Ages

Mindful Spirit in Late Medieval Literature

Essays in Honor of Elizabeth D. Kirk

Editors: Wheeler, Bonnie (Ed.)

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About this book

In what varieties of ways is late medieval literature inflected by spiritual insight and desires? What weaves of literary cloth especially suit religious insight? In this collection dedicated to Elizabeth D. Kirk, Emeritus Professor of English at Brown University, several renowned scholars assess those related issues in a range of Medieval texts.

About the authors

Bonnie Wheeler teaches at Southern Methodist University, USA where she directs the Medieval Studies Program. She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, among them Listening to Heloise and Heloise and the Paraclete (forthcoming). She was founding editor of the journal Arthuriana and is series editor for two Palgrave Macmillan book series, The New Middle Ages and Arthurian and Courtly Cultures.

Reviews

'Rarely does a book of essays honoring a professor have the range, depth, and distinction of this one. Medievalists with very varied interests - Chaucer, Langland, Gower, the Gawain poet, Franciscan thought, the cycle plays, Margery Kempe, and many others - will all find important contributions in this outstanding collection. Elizabeth Kirk should be proud indeed of Mindful Spirit.' - Gretchen Mieszkowski, University of Houston-Clear Lake

'This is a fascinating collection of interdisciplinary essays in honor of a fine scholar, ranging across literature and poetics, history, theology and iconography. Subjects include mnemonic techniques, affect and sovereignty in medieval drama, salvation and the soul in Piers Plowman, Wycliff's apparent support for women priests, and Amazons in La?amon. The volume includes important re-readings of poems by Chaucer in the light of contemporary events. Together, the essays form a medievalists' fair field, an of-the-moment display of work and wit.' - David Lawton, Washington University in St Louis


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Mindful Spirit

    Wheeler, Bonnie

    Pages 1-8

  • “SWEET JESUS”

    Carruthers, Mary

    Pages 9-19

  • Amazons and Ursulines

    Bryan, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 21-30

  • Misbehaving God: The Case Of The Christ Child In Ms Laud Misc. 108 “Infancy Of Jesus Christ”

    Couch, Julie Nelson

    Pages 31-43

  • “Als I Lay in a Winteris NYT” and the Second Death

    Purdon, Liam O.

    Pages 45-56

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-08951-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-6970-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mindful Spirit in Late Medieval Literature
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Elizabeth D. Kirk
Editors
  • Bonnie Wheeler
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-08951-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-08951-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6970-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 266
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