The transmission of medieval romance : metres, manuscripts and early prints / edited by Ad Putter and Judith A. Jefferson.
- Cambridge ; Rochester, NY, USA : D.S. Brewer, 2018. , ©2018
- Conference Name:
- Biennial Conference on Romance in Medieval Britain (14th : 2014 : University of Bristol)
- Studies in medieval romance ; 1479-9308 21.
Studies in medieval romance, 1479-9308 ; 21
xiv, 241 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
- Romances, English -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Transmission of texts -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
English literature -- Middle English.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Romances were immensely popular with medieval readers, as evidenced by their ubiquity in manuscripts and early print. The essays collected here deal with the textual transmission of medieval romances in England and Scotland, combining this with investigations into their metre and form; this comparison of the romances in both their material form and their verse form sheds new light on their cultural and social contexts. Topics addressed include the singing of Middle English romance; the printed transmission of romance from Caxton to Wynkyn de Worde; and the representation of the Otherworld in manuscript miscellanies.
- Introduction: Forms of transmission of medieval romance / Judith A. Jefferson and Ad Putter
1. King Orphius and Sir Orfeo, Scotland and England, memory and manuscript / Rhiannon Purdie
2. The metre of the Tale of Gamelyn / Derek Pearsall
3. Rhyme royal and romance / Elizabeth Robertson
4. The singing of Middle English romance: stanza forms and Contrafacta / Ad Putter
5. Deluxe copies of Middle English romance: scribes and book artists / Carol M. Meale
6. Is Cheuelere Assigne an alliterative poem? / Thorlac Turville-Petre
7. Language tests for the identification of Middle English genre / Donka Minkova
8. The problem of John Metham's prosody / Nicholas Myklebust
9. The printed transmission of medieval romance from William Caxton to Wynkyn de Worde, 1473-1535 / Jordi Sánchez-Marti
10. Compiling sacred and secular: Sir Orfeo and the otherworlds of medieval mescellanies / Michelle De Groot
11. The Woodville Women, Eleanor Haute, and British Library Royal MS 14 E III / Rebecca E. Lyons.
- Chiefly papers from the fourteenth biennial Romance in Medieval Britain conference, held at the University of Bristol, April, 2014--Cf. page x.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Putter, Ad, editor.
Jefferson, Judith Anne, editor.
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