Artisans and Narrative Craft in Late Medieval England: (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
Lisa H. Cooper (Author)
Available / dispatched within 1 - 4 weeks
Lisa H. Cooper offers new insight into the relationship of material practice and literary production in the Middle Ages by exploring the representation of craft labor in England from c.1000-1483. She examines genres as diverse as the school-text, comic poem, spiritual allegory, and mirror for princes, and works by authors both well known (Chaucer, Lydgate, Caxton) and far less so. Whether they represent craft as profitable endeavor, learned skill, or degrading toil, the texts she reviews not only depict artisans as increasingly legitimate members of the body politic, but also deploy images of craft labor and its products to confront other complex issues, including the nature of authorship, the purpose of community, the structure of the household, the fate of the soul, and the scope of princely power. 11 Halftones, unspecified
About the Author
Lisa H. Cooper is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is co-editor, with Andrea Denny-Brown, of Lydgate Matters: Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century (2008).
- Contributor: Lisa H. Cooper
- Imprint: Cambridge University Press
- ISBN13: 9780521768979
- Number of Pages: 296
- Packaged Dimensions: 160x235x19mm
- Packaged Weight: 600
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Release Date: 2011-03-10
- Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Lisa H. Cooper is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is co-editor, with Andrea Denny-Brown, of Lydgate Matters: Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century (2008).
We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us. However, if you are not, we will refund or replace your order up to 30 days after purchase. Terms and exclusions apply; find out more from our Returns and Refunds Policy.