Philological Quarterly

This journal covers aspects of medieval European and modern literature and culture. The articles published incorporate physical bibliography, the sociology of knowledge, the history of reading, reception studies and other fields of inquiry.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 3, Summer

Books Received
CLASSICS INCLUDING LATER LATIN Aristotle. Nichomachean Ethics. Rev. ed. Trans. J. A. K. Thomson. London: Penguin, 2004. Pp. lix + 329. 7.99 [pounds sterling], $11.00 paper. [First published 1955, first revision 1976.] Cicero. De Natura Deorum,...
Handling Pilgrims: Robert Mannyng and the Gilbertine Cult
Little attention has been paid to the cult of St. Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine Order. Although the shrine of Gilbert in Sempringham Priory began attracting pilgrims as soon as he was canonized and his bones translated, in 1202,...
Jane Austen's "Schemes of Sisterly Happiness"
"An Englishman's home is his castle." By the end of the first quarter of the nineteenth century this castle-home becomes the axiological sign standing for an entire system of social and personal values, which, when mapped out, look conspicuously...
Romance Inside Out: Love, Chivalry, and Revenge in la Vengeance Raguidel
Like a number of other thirteenth-century Old French romances, La Vengeance Raguidel features a memorable encounter between Gauvain and a damsel of intriguing appearance. This maiden, however, never joins the ranks of the knight's conquests. She...
The Mimesis of Metempsychosis in Ulysses
Like Keats's Grecian Urn, Ulysses is a work of art that does "tease us out of thought / As doth eternity." Indeed, the novel boldly foregrounds the "difficulties of interpretation" (790) : "Let some meinherr from Almany grope his life for deephid...
What Was Arthur Wearing? Discrepancies in Dress Descriptions in Twelfth-Century French Romance
In the second half of the twelfth century, Old French literature saw the rise of romance, a new genre destined for the court and characterized by its exploration of courtly themes, including love, chivalry, and the exploits of knights in the service...
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