Essays in Later Medieval French Literature: The Legacy of Jane H. M. Taylor (Durham Modern Languages Series)

Essays in Later Medieval French Literature: The Legacy of Jane H. M. Taylor (Durham Modern Languages Series)

By: Rebecca Dixon (editor)Hardback

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Over the course of a career spanning five decades, Jane Taylor has shown a commitment to the rehabilitation of the more neglected aspects of later medieval French literature. This volume brings together original contributions from scholars who have worked alongside Taylor and directly or indirectly benefitted from her example. The chapters demonstrate their authors' link to this legacy, and concomitantly underline the vibrancy and breadth of approach which is the hallmark of current later medieval studies. The essays in the collection centre on a number of key issues in the field: notions of literary self-consciousness and what it means to come after an avatar; issues of intertextuality and the appeal to past models in the creation of a new literary aesthetic (or a new literary criticism); and interdisciplinary questions of translation, reworking, and continuation. Essays in later medieval French literature seeks not only to illustrate the buoyant state of later medieval French literary studies but also, in so doing, to show how in broader terms responding to the legacy of an illustrious predecessor has not pejorative but positive consequences. -- .

About Author

Rebecca Dixon is Lecturer in the Department of French, University of Manchester -- .


1. Introduction: Jane H. M. Taylor - *sa vie, ses ouvres* 2. Editing, e-science and exhibitions - Peter Ainsworth 3. Printing and metrical naturalisation: Jean Molinet's '*Neuf preux de gourmandise*' - Adrian Armstrong 3. Gerard de Nevers [...] - Rosalind Brown-Grant 4. '*Le chapperon tousjours dure*' [...] - Emma Cayley 5. 'A question of paternity [...]' - Catherine Emerson 6. 'Did Ronsard really read Coquillart?' - Michael Freeman 7. *Fictio personae* and subtle rewriting in later medieval French poetry - Douglas Kelly 8. The (other) worlds of Mabrien - Sara Sturm-Maddox 9. 'Saying your prayers [...]' - Nancy Freeman Regalado 10. 'Splitting heirs [...]' - Helen J. Swift Index -- .

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780719081927
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780719081927
  • ISBN10: 0719081920

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