Alliterative Revivals (The Middle Ages Series)

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Alliterative RevivalsChristine Chism"A learned and witty book. . . . Alliterative Revivals is an important effort to bring to the study of these poems the concerns and methods which have transformed literary study in other periods and genres. The book shows courage and resourcefulness working around the gaps in our knowledge of the poems' origins and contexts. Its successes will no doubt encourage others to explore the possibilities of making late medieval literature speak to new concern in new voices."--ArthurianaAlliterative Revivals is the first full-length study of the sophisticated historical consciousness of late medieval alliterative romance. Drawing from historicism, feminism, performance studies, and postcolonial theory, Christine Chism argues that these poems animate British history by reviving and acknowledging potentially threatening figures from the medieval past--pagan judges, primeval giants, Greek knights, Jewish forefathers, Egyptian sorcerers, and dead ancestors. In addressing the ways alliterative poems centralize history--the dangerous but profitable commerce of the present with the past--Chism's book shifts the emphasis from the philological questions that have preoccupied studies of alliterative romance and offers a new argument about the uses of alliterative poetry, how it appealed to its original producers and audiences, and why it deserves attention now.Alliterative Revivals examines eight poems: St. Erkenwald, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Wars of Alexander, The Siege of Jerusalem, the alliterative Morte Arthure, De Tribus Regibus Mortuis, The Awntyrs off Arthure, and Somer Sunday. Chism both historicizes these texts and argues that they are themselves obsessed with history, dramatizing encounters between the ancient past and the medieval present as a way for fourteenth-century contemporaries to examine and rethink a range of ideologies.These poems project contemporary conflicts into vivid, vast, and spectacular historical theaters in order to reimagine the complex relations between monarchy and nobility, ecclesiastical authority and lay piety, courtly and provincial culture, western Christendom and its easterly others, and the living and their dead progenitors. In this, alliterative romance joins hands with other late fourteenth-century literary texts that make trouble at the borders of aristocratic culture.Christine Chism teaches English at Rutgers University.The Middle Ages Series2002 | 336 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 /14ISBN 978-0-8122-3655-2 | Cloth | $69.95s | £45.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0158-1 | Ebook | $69.95s | £45.50 World Rights | LiteratureShort copy:Addressing the ways alliterative poems share concerns with history and the often-dangerous confrontation of the present with the past, Christine Chism shifts her focus away from the emphases on meter, dialect, and provenance that have routinely marked studies of alliterative poetry.
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ISBN-13: 9780812236552
ISBN-10: 0812236556
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 164 x 241 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.65 kg
Editura: University of Pennsylvania Press
Seriile The Middle Ages Series , Middle Age Series

Locul publicării: United States

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Christine Chism teaches English at Rutgers University.