Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe


Author: Irit Ruth Kleiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137397063

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Twelve medieval scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including law, literature, and religion address the question: What did it mean to possess a voice - or to be without one - during the Middle Ages? This collection reveals how the philosophy, theology, and aesthetics of the voice inhabit some of the most canonical texts of the Middle Ages.

Voice in Later Medieval English Literature

Public Interiorities


Author: David Lawton,Professor of English and Religious Studies David Lawton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198792409


Page: 256

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David Lawton approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced in ways that recreate them (as "public interiorities") without effacing their history or future. The approach yields important insights into the voice work of late medieval poets, especially Langland and Chaucer, and also their fifteenth-century successors, who treat their work as they have treated their precursors. It also helps illuminate vernacular religious writing and its aspirations, and it addresses literary and cultural change, such as the effect of censorship and increasing political instability in and beyond the fifteenth century. Lawton also proposes his emphasis on voice as a literary tool of broad application, and his book has a bold and comparative sweep that encompasses the Pauline letters, Augustine's Confessions, the classical precedents of Virgil and Ovid, medieval contemporaries like Machaut and Petrarch, extra-literary artists like Monteverdi, later poets such as Wordsworth, Heaney, and Paul Valery, and moderns such as Jarry and Proust. What justifies such parallels, the author claims, is that late medieval texts constitute the foundation of a literary history of voice that extends to modernity. The book's energy is therefore devoted to the transformative reading of later medieval texts, in order to show their original and ongoing importance as voice work.

Animal Languages in the Middle Ages

Representations of Interspecies Communication


Author: Alison Langdon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319718975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The essays in this interdisciplinary volume explore language, broadly construed, as part of the continued interrogation of the boundaries of human and nonhuman animals in the Middle Ages. Uniting a diverse set of emerging and established scholars, Animal Languages questions the assumed medieval distinction between humans and other animals. The chapters point to the wealth of non-human communicative and discursive forms through which animals function both as vehicles for human meaning and as agents of their own, demonstrating the significance of human and non-human interaction in medieval texts, particularly for engaging with the Other. The book ultimately considers the ramifications of deconstructing the medieval anthropocentric view of language for the broader question of human singularity.

Singing Early Music

The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance


Author: Timothy James McGee,A. G. Rigg,David N. Klausner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210265

Category: Music

Page: 299

View: 372

Praise for the cloth edition: "Commendable in its scholarship... should prove of interest to linguists, medievalists, and Renaissance academicians, as well as to fastidious performers of early music." —Choice "Singing Early Music is a pioneering work of surpassing quality that cannot be too highly recommended." —Journal of Singing "Addresses the needs of the performer directly, giving historical pronunciations for a range of languages [and] sample texts.... The CD that comes with the book will prove invaluable.... David Klausner's recording is admirably consistent and convincing across the wide range of languages." —Early Music

Dayton and beyond

perspectives on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina


Author: Christophe Solioz,Tobias K. Vogel,John B. Allcock,Association Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft

ISBN: 9783832910266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9411

In this book, recognized international and Bosnian experts and analysts address the future of Bosnia in the area of constitutional reform, economic development, culture and education. A provocative introductory section asks whether the Dayton agreement has failed to create stable institutions of government able to deal with the challenges the country faces on its way to Euro-Atlantic integration. Among the key issues debated in this volume are the primacy of individual over group rights, a recent court decision that all three ethnic groups are constituent throughout the country, the role of culture and education in reinforcing division rather than integration, and the abysmal economic record which is in large part due to policy failures. The book provides a differentiated picture of a complex situation and will be useful to those interested in Bosnias triple transition process from war to peace, a one-party state to a liberal democracy, and a planned to a market economy. It goes beyon

The Subject Medieval/modern

Text and Governance in the Middle Ages


Author: Peter Haidu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

View: 1697

This work presents a thorough historicist account of the development of subjectivity in the medieval period, as traced in medieval literature and historical documentation.

The City Cultures Reader


Author: Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415302456

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 8086

Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

The heritage of Ireland


Author: Colin Rynne,Neil Buttimer,Helen Guerin

Publisher: Collins Pr

ISBN: 9781898256151

Category: History

Page: 713

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