Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, II: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, II: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture

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Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, II: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture, cd. Giuliano Di Bacco and Yolanda Plumley, Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe (Liverpool: Liverpool University' Press, 2013). x + 264 pp.; 43 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-85989-861-4. £75.00. Citation, intertextuality, and memory converge within this volume to address the self-conscious references made by medieval and early modern authors, artists, and composers, often with the purpose of placing themselves within a rich and respected tradition alongside their eminent predecessors. Topics within the volume include Walter Map and Ralph Glaber (Jenny Bentham); memory in Dante's Divine Comedy (Lina Bolzoni); medieval polyphony (Anna Maria Busse Berger); citation as transvestism in fifteenth-century French debate poetry (Emma Cayley); citation and contrafactum in thirteenth-century sequence repertories (Helen Deeming); late medieval author portraits (Sonja Drimmer); sepulchral citations in twelfth-century romance (Naomi Howell); memory and royal identity in the chapel of Blanche of Navarre at Saint-Denis (Marguerite Keane); Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Anglo-Latin historiographical tradition (Sjoerd Levelt); centrifugal allusion and the centripetal text in relation to Guillaume de Machaut (R. …

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