Criticism and Dissent in the Middle Ages

Criticism and Dissent in the Middle Ages

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Edited by Rita Copeland
Cambridge University Press, 6/6/1996
EAN 9780521453158, ISBN10: 0521453151

Hardcover, 346 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

What were the boundaries between 'official' and 'subversive', 'orthodox' and 'dissenting' critical practices in the Middle Ages? Placing medieval critical and intellectual discourses within their cultural and ideological frameworks, Criticism and Dissent in the Middle Ages examines conflicts of gender, violence, academic freedom, hermeneutical authority, sacramentalism and heresy among so-called official as well as dissenting critical orders. Pedagogies, theories of grammar and rhetoric, poetics and hermeneutics, academic 'sciences', clerical professionalism, literacy, visual images, theology, and textual cultures of heresy are all considered. This 1996 collection of essays by major scholars examines medieval critical discourse, theories of textuality and interpretation, and representations of learning and knowledge - as contesting and contested institutional practices within and between Latin and vernacular cultures.

dissenting critical practices Rita Copeland
1. Rhetoric, coercion, and the memory of violence Jody Enders
2. Rape and the pedagogical rhetoric of sexual violence Marjorie Curry Woods
3. Heloise and the gendering of the literate subject Martin Irvine
4. The dissenting image
a postcard from Matthew Paris Michael Camille
5. The schools give a license to poets Nicolette Zeeman
6. The science of politics and late medieval academic debate Janet Coleman
7. Desire and the scriptural text
Will as reader in 'Piers Plowman' James Simpson
8. 'Vae octuplex', Lollard socio-textual ideology, and Ricardian-Lancastrian prose translation Ralph Hanna III
9. Sacrum Signum
sacramentality and dissent in York's theatre of Corpus Christi Sarah Beckwith
10. Inquisition, speech, and writing
a case from late medieval Norwich Steven Justice

‘Copeland is to be congratulated for having gathered an edition that manages to be both intelligent and thought-provoking.’ Peritia