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The Morton W. Bloomfield Lectures, 1989-2005

Edited by Daniel Donoghue, James Simpson and Nicholas Watson

The Morton W. Bloomfield Lectures, 1989-2005
Hardback, 290 pages £31.00
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9781580441469
Format: 234mm x 156mm
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Subjects: Jewish Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

Shortly after Morton Bloomfield's death in 1987, a number of his friends and colleagues sought a way to honor and preserve his memory. The result was a lecture of more than ordinary interest and more than ordinary prominence, signified by the fact that each would be published for individual circulation and then would be collected, as they are here, to appear in print for a wider audience. The lectures contained here reflect Morton Bloomfield's own wide and varied interests: literature, the history of philosophy, language studies, and Judaic studies. Morton W. Bloomfield's broad learning and personal popularity were unrivaled among his fellow medievalists, and this volume demonstrates the outpouring of those close to him and whom he influenced. The lectures contained within deal with a wide variety of topics, all a fitting tribute to a scholar who touched so many lives.

Introduction, Larry Benson

Morton Wilfred Bloomfield (May 19, 1913-April 14, 1987) by Fred C. Robinson

Poets and the Poetics of Sin 1989 by George Kane

Langland and Allegory 1991 by Jill Mann

Monastic Preaching in the Age of Chaucer 1993 by Siegfried Wenzel

"Love and Do What You Will": The Medieval History of an Augustinian Precept 1996 by Giles Constable

Piers Plowman, the Monsters, and the Critics: Some Embarrassments of Literary History 1998 by Anne Middleton

"The Place of the Apocalyptic View of History in the Later Middle Ages" and the Legacy of Morton Bloomfield 1999 by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

Jewish Sages and German Schoolmen 1999 by Bernard McGinn

Imagining and Imaging the End: Universal and Individual Eschatology in Two Carthusian Illustrated Manuscripts 1999 by Richard K. Emmerson

William Langland, William Blake, and the Poetry of Hope 2001 by Derek Pearsall

Who Was the Maiden on the Moor? 2004 by Richard Firth Green

Marketing Odin's Mead in a Strange Land 2005 by Roberta Frank

Bibliography of Works by Morton W. Bloomfield, 1981-89
Notes on Contributors

Daniel Donoghue is a Professor of English at Harvard University specializing in Old English literature.

James Simpson is the Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University focusing on late medieval and early modern Western Literature.

Nicholas Watson is a Professor of English at Harvard University with research interests in medieval English literature, theology, and intellectual history.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 290 pages
 234mm x 156mm

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, LIT011000, SOC049000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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