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Magistra Doctissima
Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler

Edited by Dorsey Armstrong, Ann W Astell and Howell Chickering

Magistra Doctissima
Hardback, 280 pages £70.00
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781580441773
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

The editors of this volume use its title to honor Bonnie Wheeler for her many scholarly achievements and to celebrate her wide-ranging contributions to medieval studies in the United States. There are sections on Old and Middle English Literature, Arthuriana Then and Now, Joan of Arc Then and Now, Nuns and Spirituality, and Royal Women. As the editors note in the introduction, the volume "confirms Bonnie's commitment to the multidisciplinary study of the Middle Ages" and affirms her conviction "that the medieval and the modern are best viewed not as 'the past' and 'the present' but as interpenetrative categories."

Acknowledgments Introduction by Ann W. Astell and Howell Chickering Part 1. Old and Middle English Literature Kiyoko Nagase and Her "Grendel's Mother" by Toshiyuki Takamiya British Chaucer by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen Just How Loathly Is the "Wyf"?: Deconstructing Chaucer's "Hag" in The Wife of Bath's Tale by Lorraine Kochanske Stock Lectio difficilior and All That: Another Look at Arcite's Injury by aStephen Stallcup Part 2. Arthuriana Then and Now Arthurian Bones and English Kings, ca. 1180-ca. 1550 by aMaurice Keen The Prophecies of Merlin: Their Originality and Importance by Geoffrey Ashe, MBE Notes toward a Reappraisal of Malory's Prose Style by D. Thomas Hanks, Jr. The Scottish Lancelot of the Laik and Malory's Morte Darthur: Contrasting Approaches to the Same Story by Edward Donald Kennedy "The Strength of Ten": The Cultural Resonance of Tennyson's "Sir Galahad" by Alan Lupack Googling the Grail by Donald L. Hoffman and Elizabeth S. Sklar Part 3. Joan of Arc Then and Now

"Because It Was Paris": Joan of Arc's Attack on Paris Reconsidered by Kelly R. DeVries Warrior not Warmonger: Screen Joans during World War I by Kevin Harty The Drama of Left-Wing Joan: From "Merlin's Prophecy" to Hellman's Lark by Nadia Margolis Part 4. Nuns and Spirituality A Letter to the Abbess of Fontevrault from the Abbot of Clairvaux by Giles Constable The Nuns of Bival in the Thirteenth Century by William Chester Jordan The Sonic Presence of Mary Magdalene at the Last Supper: The Maundy of the Poor at Barking Abbey by Anne Bagnall Yardley The Royal Purple Mantle of El Greco's Espolio by Annemarie Weyl Carr Part 5. Royal Women Signed, Sealed and Delivered: The Patronage of Constance de France by William W. Clark The Testamentary Strategies of Jeanne d'Evreux: The Endowment of Saint-Denis in 1343 by Elizabeth A. R. Brown Contributors Index

Dorsey Armstrong is Associate Professor of English and medieval literature at Purdue University. Ann W. Astell is a Professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. Howell Chickering is Professor Emeritus from Amherst College.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 280 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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