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Medieval British Literature Handbook (Daniel T Kline) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2009) 9780826494092
Medieval British Literature Handbook (Daniel T Kline) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2009) 9780826494092
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Title: Medieval British Literature Handbook

Author: Kline, Daniel T

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2009

Paperback; ISBN: 9780826494092

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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Literature and Culture Handbooks are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. Written in clear language by leading academics, they provide an indispensable introduction to key topics, including:

Introduction to authors, texts, historical and cultural contexts

Guides to key critics, concepts and topics

An overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research

Case studies in reading literary and critical texts

Annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.

The Medieval British Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the Middle Ages, focusing particularly on Middle English and the period from 1300-1500.

Table Of Contents

General Editors' Introduction

1. Introduction, Daniel T. Kline (University of Alaska)

2. Middle English Timeline, 1066-1492

2. Historical Context for Middle English Literature, Brian Gastle (Western Carolina University)

3. Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Movements, Julia Bolton Holloway (Florence, Italy)

4. Case Studies in Reading 1: Key Primary Literary Texts, Matthew Boyd Goldie (Rider University)

5. Case Studies in Reading 2: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts, Gail Ashton

6. Key Critics, Concepts and Topics, Bonnie Millar (Castle College)

7. Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches, John Ganim (University of California Riverside)

8. Changes in the Canon, Nancy Bradley Warren (Florida State University)

9. Issues of Sexuality, Gender and Ethnicity, Diane Cady (Mills College)

10. Mapping the Current Critical Landscape, Sol Neely (Purdue University)

Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terminology

Annotated Bibliography

Appendix: Teaching, Medieval British Literature into the Twenty-First Century, Susan Oldrieve (Baldwin-Wallace College) with Joanna Wright Smith

Notes on Contributors

Index

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