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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of personas he creates. It appears that we have come full circle. Who, once more, has intention? In striking parallel to the rise of approaches that assume a “detached” perspective to authorial intention, we can also observe the trend that Chaucer's works have increasingly been read as being ironic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 573–596.
Published: 01 September 2023
... by a culture in which the concept of anonymity began to fracture, so that declarations of authorial purpose—the anxiety of influence, statements of intent, etc.—are more widely available than in earlier periods. Just as importantly, the frequently purposive conflation of biological self and narrative persona...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of autobiographical writing exemplary spiritual life authorial persona female reading Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 407–432.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of women in patriarchal society, it is, argu- ably, more liberatory than theirs. Whitney’s persona makes manifest gen- der oppression throughout her second book, the 1573 Sweet Nosgay. This is remarkable enough, but in addition, the “Wyll”— the last poem in the collection — establishes that to end...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 233–268.
Published: 01 May 2020
... for his sources. That is, Saewulf treats his intermediary sources as he would have treated scripture, changing the wording but little, and thereby minimizing the distraction that the presence of his authorial persona could cause.66 Leaving the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Saewulf visits the sites...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 95–113.
Published: 01 January 2020
... an author function that reflects both his chosen genre of formalized history 108 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 50.1 / 2020 and his twofold identities as a Maurist and a member of the church s patri- archal order. Neville, by contrast, fashions the modest authorial persona of the amateur...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 347–371.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is understood to construct his reputation with remarkable care and precision.9 His poetry is, of course, the vehicle for this pursuit. Skelton’s personae consistently represent him as an authoritative source of political, literary, and religious knowledge, and, as Griffiths shows, Skelton’s interest...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 493–518.
Published: 01 September 2023
... trial took criminal adjudication a step further away from the supernatural, from the waters or hot iron blessed by a priest capable of acting in persona Christi , to the judgment of typically twelve laymen speaking under solemn oath. It placed the power and burden of issuing a felony verdict squarely...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of these books is written by a very well-­read, serious, if not infallible historian of ideas (henceforth Author 1). The second is written by a moralist who is, to cite Yeats, “full of passionate intensity” (Author 2). No less unfor- tunately, the personae of Authors 1 and 2 go under the same nom de plume...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... renounced physical labor because writing, his enemy, has destroyed him by making him stoop].54 And, as Hoccleve is writ- ing about his own suffering in the Complaint and the Dialogue, with no clear separation between personae, the author’s body is necessarily fragmented in these texts. Arderne...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 453–470.
Published: 01 September 2003
... after his disgraceful exit from Rome eight years earlier. 36 What better way to reestablish himself than to enter Rome again in triumph in the persona of that powerful Žction of late antique Christian literature, the antiheretical writer? To put the matter another way, Jerome’s Adversus Jovinianum...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 323–345.
Published: 01 May 2023
... wholly to God. The circumstances of her conversion serve as a morality tale to her authorial audience, for her visions had led eventually to self-understanding and to a movement from fearful sinner to favorite child of God.” 30 By illustrating her own lifelong struggle toward salvation, she shows her...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 287–321.
Published: 01 May 2023
... seem to resolve themselves into some epic authorial statement about the principled aims and effects of his literary output, achieving what David Carlson has called “monumentalizing auto-epitaphery.” 4 Most recently, Joyce Coleman has surveyed the evidence to conclude that both picture and poem...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 215–240.
Published: 01 May 2021
... forms of faith.” 9 For example, Mary Raschko shows how the prologues of the Glossed Gospels craft humble authorial personas to advocate for ecclesiastical reform, and she suggests that their humble guise “implicitly condemns clerics who would advertise their piety.” 10 Likewise, Elisabeth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 375–399.
Published: 01 May 2000
... claim on its very first page, in the form of an epigrammatic verse prominently displayed beneath Donne’s authorial portrait: Most count their Golden Age [youth]; but t’was not thine, Thine was thy later yeares, so much refind From youths Drosse, Mirth & wit. . . .11...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 493–518.
Published: 01 September 2002
... off as the song proceeds. At no cost, or but the cost of a penny (if one chooses to buy the ballad), speakers can freely inhabit serial personae and voices with the sheer delight of a conspicuously vagrant “I.” And, in the process, as they orally travel this nomadic journey of provisional...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 349–375.
Published: 01 May 2020
... was not actionable? The court could not reach a consensus on this point. Some judges believed that the Reichskammergericht had the authority to right the wrong: after all, miserable persons [personae miserabiles] were entitled to seek justice directly from the emperor and, by extension, from his highest court...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 173–190.
Published: 01 January 2013
... at Several Weapons: A Critical Edition,” 35. 46 David Nicol, “The Stage Persona of William Rowley, Jacobean Clown,” Cahiers Élis- abéthains 74 (2008): 23 – 32. 47 Dobson, Wit at Several Weapons, in Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works, ed. Tay- lor and Lavagnino, 981. Studies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 365–394.
Published: 01 May 2012
... — such operations represent part of the search for an unreachable, original authorial intention, even as they evince the problems, challenges, and possibilities of interpretation more transparently than does textual editing.6 And the case of the New Testament presented an extraordi- nary problem...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
... used oaths to say something about Shakespeare’s speech, I will see whether the question of such speech can throw any new light on the issues of character and agency, ethics and emotion, authorial subjectivity and poetic identity. A quick search on a convenient Internet site...