A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature

By Laura Cooner Lambdin; Robert Thomas Lambdin | Go to book overview

About the Editors and Contributors

JOHN H. BRINEGAR is an instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently working on a book on Alfred–s use of Latin sources in his translation of Boethius.

CAROLYN CRAFT is Professor of English at Longwood College, where she has taught courses in Arthurian literature, the alliterative revival, medieval women–s literature, and Chaucer, among others. She has served on the Editorial Board of Cross Currents for many years and has published there and in many other journals. She is also the English Graduate Program Coordinator as well as the English Program Coordinator.

JOHN MICHAEL CRAFTON is a Professor of English at the State University of West Georgia, where he specializes in medieval literature, especially Chaucer and the history of the English language. He has published numerous articles in these fields. He is currently the editor of JAISA, the principal publication of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

ED ELEAZAR is Associate Professor of English at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. His edition of the quatrain version of Gast of Gy is forthcoming.

SHEARLE FURNISH is Professor of English and Director of Composition at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. He has an A.B. from Transylvania University (Lexington, Kentucky, 1975) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky (1978, 1984). He teaches medieval literature, bibliography and methods of research, English romanticism, and the teaching of college composition. His articles on the Chester and Wakefield plays, the Breton lays in Middle English, and Nicholas Love–s Mirrour of the Blessed Lyf of Jesu Christ

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A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • 1 - Old English and Anglo-Norman Literature 1
  • Selected Bibliography 23
  • 2 - Religious and Allegorical Verse 26
  • 3 - Alliterative Poetry in Old and Middle English 37
  • Selected Bibliography 48
  • 4 - Balladry 50
  • Selected Bibliography 66
  • 5 - The Beast Fable 69
  • Selected Bibliography 84
  • 6 - Breton Lay 86
  • 7 - Chronicle 98
  • 8 - Debate Poetry 118
  • Selected Bibliography 152
  • 9 - Medieval English Drama 154
  • 10 - Dream Vision 178
  • Selected Bibliography 196
  • 11 - Epic and Heroic Poetry 210
  • 12 - The Epic Genre and Medieval Epics 230
  • Selected Bibliography 253
  • 13 - The Fabliau 255
  • 14 - Hagiographic, Homiletic, and Didactic Literature 277
  • Selected Bibliography 294
  • 15 - Lyric Poetry 299
  • 16 - The Middle English Parody/ Burlesque 315
  • Selected Bibliography 333
  • 17 - Riddles 336
  • 18 - Romance 352
  • Selected Bibliography 373
  • 19 - Visions of the Afterlife 376
  • Selected Bibliography 394
  • Selected Bibliography 399
  • Index 425
  • About the Editors and Contributors 431
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