Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3-4, Summer-Fall

Animals and Symbolic Boundaries
TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN BY JAMES HILL from The Gypsies, the Rom: A Culture at the Borders The gypsies are constantly pushed to assimilate into the dominant society, which imposes on them its rules and its patterns. They need to reconcile the...
Jane Zatta: Medievalist
Jane Zatta is probably best known for her Chaucer web site, a superb pedagogical resource widely praised by scholars and students alike. But it may not be clear to those outside her field of research that she was an accomplished and innovative pioneer...
The Life of St Osith
REVISED AND ANNOTATED BY JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TEXT: The text, written in two columns per page, begins, after the opening rubric in red, with an illuminated initial C , five lines high. Within the edited text, a large drop capital...
The Life of St Osith: Introduction
The foundresses of Britain, as constructed by that country's post-Conquest inhabitants, are becoming better known than they used to be. The most important secular story for the Angevins and Plantagenets and their successors has long been acknowledged...
The Vie Seinte Osith: Hagiography and Politics in Anglo-Norman England
The Vie Seinte Osith is a little-known Anglo-Norman verse life of an early English virgin martyr. The saint commemorated in this life is a pseudo-historical composite made up of three Anglo-Saxon holy women connected to the seventh and tenth centuries....
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