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My Wyl and My Wrytyng
Essays on John the Blind Audelay

Edited by Susanna Fein

My Wyl and My Wrytyng
Hardback, 376 pages £38.00
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781580441353
Format: 234mm x 156mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

The essays examine Audelay's biography, his self-representation as the maker of his book, and the specific parts of that book, from the poems and colophons found in The Counsel of Conscience to the salutations and carols that follow in the manuscript, concluding with a defense of Audelay's authorship of Three Dead Kings and Fein's own study of the multiple endings of the Audelay Manuscript. The scholarly work gathered in this collection allows John the Blind Audelay to take his rightful place among his peers in early fifteenth-century English literature.

Table, Appendices, and Figures
Note on the Presentation of Texts from the Audelay Manuscript
The Audelay Manuscript: Table of Contents
John Audelay and His Book: Critical Overview and Major Issues by Susanna Fein
John Audelay: Life Records and Heaven's Ladder by Michael J. Bennett
The Vatic Penitent: John Audelay's Self-Representation by Robert J. Meyer-Lee
John Audelay and John Mirk: Comparisons and Contrasts by Susan Powell
The Make-Up of John Audelay's Counsel of Conscience by Oliver Pickering
Audelay's Marcolf and Solomon and the Langlandian Tradition by Derek Pearsall
Langland and Audelay by Richard Firth Green
"Choose yourselves whither to go": John Audelay's Vision of Saint Paul by Robert Easting
John Audelay and the Bridgettines by Martha W. Driver
Audelay's Carol Collection by Julia Boffey
"Wo and werres ... rest and pese": John Audelay's Politics of Peace by John C. Hirsh
The Alliterative Three Dead Kings in John Audelay's MS Douce 302 by Eric Gerald Stanley
Death and the Colophon in the Audelay Manuscript by Susanna Fein
Works Cited
Index of Items, Sequences, and Sections in the Audelay
Index of Manuscripts
General Index

Susanna Fein is professor of English and coordinator of the Arts and Sciences minor in Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies at Kent State University.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 376 pages
 234mm x 156mm

BIC Code:
  LIT011000, LIT014000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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