A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350 – c.1500

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<i>A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350-c.1500</i> challenges readers to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. <p>A ground-breaking collection of newly-commissioned essays on medieval literature and culture.</p> <ul> <li>Encourages students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries.</li> <li>Reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature.</li> <li>Stresses the importance of constructing contexts for reading literature.</li> <li>Explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion.</li> <li>Includes close readings of frequently-studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.</li> <li>Confronts some of the controversies that exercise students of medieval literature, such as those connected with literary theory, love, and chivalry and war.</li> </ul>

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