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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., the poem contains its existential anxiety within the strict metrical forms of the alliterative long line. Its structure balances assorted visions of death with images of joy, but traditional Old English formulas afford very specific ideas of joy that describe an idealized heroic male world. By reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-­author, and Julian of Norwich (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2008), 177  –  212. 3 The Cloud of Unknowing, ed. Hodgson, 32.15. Further citations are to this edition, cited by page and line numbers. 4 Alastair Minnis usefully situates the Cloud-­author’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., they manage time as well. Indeed, the catastrophe can become an opportunity for growth. Through listing, repetition, and the counterfactual, nothing is wasted, “not even negation” or “resistance,” in Netzley's words. 28 And, as in the four-square balance of the Old English long line considered by Trilling...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 197–228.
Published: 01 May 2008
... a heroic death on foreign soil.36 Composed, probably between 1445 and 1452, for Elizabeth Dunbar, Countess of Moray and wife of the poet-priest’s patron Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, The Buke of the Howlat uses its seventy-seven, thirteen-line rhymed alliterative stanzas to offer...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 219–243.
Published: 01 May 2015
... words to spellbind malignant, wild forces into the more predictable pattern represented by the Old English poetic line, while the pause that separates the alliteratively linked half-­lines opens up a space and time in which the thing provoked might respond and an effect take place. From a still...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
... constant penetration and are easily controlled, an attitude reflected in the pastourelles where women’s refusals are ignored.45 Another poem, addressed to a male audience in its first line, warns, “Wom- ans words thei be but as wynde,” denying women’s legitimacy as speaking subjects and echoing one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., Isaac notices his father’s “heavy cheer,” asks why he is fearful (258–60), and then, sensing danger, asks, “father, yf yt bee your will, / where is the beaste that wee shall kyll?” (261–62). Britten creates a line for Abraham at the 456 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 31.3 / 2001...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 179–208.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... Satan’s Rhetoric: A Study of Renaissance Demonology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. x, 256 pp.; 5 halftones, 16 line drawings. $37.50. Mathews, Thomas F., and Alice Taylor. The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor: The Life of Christ Illuminated. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001. 119 pp...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
... modern metrists would agree that the standard Old English long-line consisted of a pair of verses, each of which contained four audible metrical positions. 32 Two lines in succession would thus sound like this (with one vertical bar representing a caesura, and two a line-break...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 May 2023
... . The discussion is focalized through the emendations to line 1382a, where an ambiguous series of minims leads to different editorial choices in Klaeber's first three editions of the poem, in his second supplement to the third edition, in the fourth edition produced by R. D. Fulk, Robert D. Bjork, and John D...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and practical information, including medi- Orlemanski / Jargon and the Matter of Medicine 405 cal texts Even more explicitly than Thornton’s book, Brogyntyn MS II. dramatizes the fault line running through medieval attitudes toward medi- cal expertise, that is, the thin line...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 59–84.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in Genesis briefly characterizes Magog as a son of Japheth (Gen. 10:1), per- haps to explain the ethnic origin of such hostile northern tribes. Magog and his descendants, including Gog, are effectually excluded from the direct line of the chosen people, who descend from Shem. In both of these Old Testa...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of a straight line, and all the depth as well. It was the so-called Middle Ages of European thought that arrived at a particularly deep account of how thought mediates between word and thing, command and action. Modern theory has been characteristically skeptical about whether anything is gained by attempting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... The frame shifts that place Aristorius outside of the quasi-play-­ ­within-­the-­play make him an implicit sponsor of Passion drama, and thus he is punished, in the play’s logic, not only for allowing host desecration, but for allowing indecorous playing. That pun- ishment, in line with Reformation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 545–571.
Published: 01 September 2023
... University Press, 1967), 5. Shelley's famous line is the last sentence of his “Defence of Poetry”; see Prose of the Romantic Period , ed. Carl R. Woodring (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961), 488–516. Shelley's thinking does bear comparison with Grimm's. 55 Hirsch notes that the “semantic autonomy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 227–260.
Published: 01 May 2018
... at the level of the poetic line in which the rst six consistently oscillate between Christ and humanity in a protracted appeal embodied by a repeated internal rhyme of Middle English “I” and “yhe” in lines two through four. The rst line begins with Christ implor- ing the unkind man to look (“Vnkynde...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 445–467.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., with Carol Plazzotta. Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master of Color and Line. Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2012. xv, 360 pp.; 214 color and 46 black-­and-­white plates. $65.00. [Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Saint Louis Art Museum...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... crafts Indeed. These late medieval murderous maidens drew on older, revered tales about sirens and venomous virgins and waterland nymphs, but they also spoke to contemporary fears about the thin line that separated saintli- ness from demonic possession. By the fourteenth and fifteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
... the obvious locale, a high bank opposite the church. Apart from the fact that in this notoriously flat part of the coun- try the embankment in question adjoins a Victorian railway line, since removed, this is a staggering claim: Are we to assume that in their effort to forward dramatic action the actors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... peccatis PL 76 (Paris, 1849), col. 88. 31 On Christian moralization of black skin, see Friedman, Monstrous Races, 64–66, quotation at 65. A contrary tradition is based on exegesis of a line in the Song of Songs 140 Journal of Medieval and Early...