Academic journal article Medium Aevum

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

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A Handbook of Middle English Studies, ed. Marion Turner, Wiley-Blackwell Critical Theory Handbooks (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). xx + 444 pp. ISBN 978-0-470-65538-2. £95.00. In this diverse volume from the Wiley-Blackwell Critical Theory Handbooks series, medievalists with various specializations provide a collection of perspectives on and overviews of matters of critical theory in Middle English studies. Part I, 'Selfhood and community', addresses the imagination and construction of the self. Topics span imagination (Aranye Fradenburg), memory (Anke Bernau), desire (Elizabeth Scala), gender (Nicola McDonald), sexuality (Glenn Burger and Steven F. Kruger), public interiorities (David Lawton), race (Jeffrey Jerome Cohen), and animality' (Susan Crane). Part II, 'Constructing texts, constructing textual history', discusses the production and preservation of Middle English texts. …

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