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Silence in the Library? – Medievalist Poetry Shout-Out

Gail Ashton

Gail Ashton is an academic, writer and poet with research and publishing interests in medieval literature, popular culture, and poetry. Recent books include Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture (2012), co-edited with Daniel T. Kline, 2012; Geoffrey Chaucer: a life (2011); Medieval Romance in Context (2010); and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The Library Simon Armitage isn’t even dressed for a London climate. In his Yorkshire-weather parka and boots, he is about to enter the reading room of the British Library to look over the precious original...

Medievalism and Heroism in Arthurian Literature for Young People

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A boy – too young to fight in a tournament himself – pulls a sword from a stone and becomes king. A boy – mocked as different by his peers – releases dragons and foretells the destiny of a kingdom. These are just two iconic images from...

Plantings

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...It has often been observed that medieval gardens were planted to serve practical needs. Janet Ferrier’s comments are representative: “Gardens in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were prized more for their utilitarian value than...

Coming of Age in the Middle Ages: The Quest for Identity in Medieval Novels for Young Adults

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Elizabeth Janet Gray’s foundational example of the genre, Adam of the Road (1942), Adam Quartermayne, son of a minstrel, discovers that ‘a road’s a kind of holy thing.... It’s open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds...

Bibliography of the Bible

Charles D. Wright

Charles D. Wright is Professor Emeritus of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...About this Bibliography Not included herein are other broadly relevant resources to be listed in separate bibliographies in preparation, including Medieval Studies: General Bibliographies, Reference Works, and Online Resources; Medieval...

The Immutable Feast of Dante’s Comedy: Introduction

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In his Dante: A Brief History, Peter Hawkins tells the story of a student who once imparted “his dismay over what he called the ‘surprising absence’ of Christ from the Divine Comedy” (107). Yes, the poem “offered a panoramic...

Conclusion

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Dante Alighieri did something theologically and politically remarkable via his Comedy: he figuratively liberated access to the Eucharist. When one reads a scholarly claim about the early thirteenth century—such as the one about...

Dante and Forese Donati

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

Book chapter

...The pleasant converse (le dolci ragioni) of the two ancient poets (to which we are not admitted) is interrupted when they are obstructed by a tree bearing sweet-smelling fruit. Nearby, a clear stream flows from a high rock, watering...

The Valley of Disease

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

Book chapter

...Gazing at the vast number of souls with their horrifying wounds, Dante feels so overwhelmed that he is about to weep. Virgil asks him ironically if he is trying to count the souls. If so, he must realize that the ditch is 22 miles round...

Hagiographies and Early Medieval History

James T. Palmer

James T. Palmer is Reader in Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. His recent books include The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages (2014) and Anglo-Saxons in a Frankish World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Early Medieval Hagiography

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...By way of a conclusion, this chapter turns its attention outwards to ask how hagiographical sources can be used in the study of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and indeed change how we see those periods. In a relatively compact...