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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Shannon Gayk; Evelyn Reynolds This special issue considers how depictions of premodern catastrophe—environmental, social, political—shape and are shaped by literary form. The issue's introduction explores what form has to do with catastrophe and offers a case study of how form moves in a Middle...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
... narrative, which looked forward to Christ's return as—technically speaking—its catastrophe, when all the confusion and unhappiness of the universal plot would be unravelled and total clarity would reign. The author of the Old English Doomsday poem called Christ III , however, devised an ingenious strategy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 January 2022
... the extent or, importantly, the causes of ecological catastrophe. Its forms suggest that creation's compassion for Christ's suffering actually results in violent self-destruction—a suggestion that troubles twenty-first-century narratives of ecological catastrophe and human responsibility. Although the motif...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Ryan Netzley In celebrating a poet-overseer who turns everything on an estate, even social opposition, to account, country house poems treat form itself as a managerial technique whose expansion regulates catastrophe. Ben Jonson's, Thomas Carew's, and Robert Herrick's procataleptic presentations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Patricia Clare Ingham Engaged with insights from trauma theory, this essay offers a reading of Geoffrey Chaucer's Knight's Tale as a profound meditation on catastrophe and survival. This account refocuses the Knight's Tale 's famous oscillation between consolation and devastation, philosophy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 January 2022
...William Rhodes Lists can suggest both a complete written account and the open-ended accumulation of terms. In this, their frequent appearance in apocalyptic texts formally mirrors apocalypticism's combination of divinely created order and the chaotic description of catastrophic events. Medieval...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 473–475.
Published: 01 May 2020
... seriously as a viable medium of cultural and social maintenance, rather than as a symptom of more text- based interpretive practices. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2020 Forms of Catastrophe Edited by Shannon Gayk and Evelyn Reynolds Volume 52 / Number 1 / January 2022 From literary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 685–687.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Durham, NC 27708 JMEMS@duke.edu httpsjmems.trinity.duke.edu 686 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 50.3 / 2020 Forms of Catastrophe Edited by Shannon Gayk and Evelyn Reynolds Volume 52 / Number 1 / January 2022 From literary representations of historical catastrophes flooding, strong...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
... understanding and what it means to live in the face of a future that we cannot know—the catastrophe of temporal life. This metaphysical grappling takes place within the tightly wrought structure of the Old English metrical line, asserting a modicum of human control—poetic form—in an uncertain and anxiety...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 175–188.
Published: 01 January 2022
.... Thanks go to David Aers and Sarah Beckwith for their collegial editorial contribution. The topics for this issue include: Editions and translations Catastrophe Narrative structures, lyric effects Architectural space Mapping geographical space Law and justice Jewish studies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Heisterbach's Dialogus Miraculorum (both early thirteenth century). Thomas Beard's tales of catastrophic retribution, derived though they partly are from the exempla that fill these handbooks, reflect changing theologies of sin and reprobation and changing practices of judgment. 52 By the time Beard...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 379–408.
Published: 01 May 2001
... a catastrophic event—the London Fire of 1666—to join the inquiry into what an archive contains, what a researcher can find therein, and what that might prove. This is an inquiry already underway in the pages of this journal.6 The Fire and its carnage might cer...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
... performed by a Com- pany of lusty shoulder-thumpers, who discharg’d the mutuall thwacks so stoutly, that they make a noise, as if they were beat- ing of hemp. The miscarriages of this Love-Scene, turn’d into a sad and lamentable Catastrophe, cals to memory the story...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 545–554.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... 552  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 46.3 / 2016 Gregory 2 repeatedly bewails the catastrophic absence of a shared world view in the West, but someone who chooses to identify with a group of seven against just about the entirety of the Western tradition is clearly more...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 37–63.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of English com- munity. Unlike Tudor attempts to sacralize the monarchy through the rep- resentation of Henry VI as a saintly king, the popular cult recognized that Henry’s catastrophic inability or refusal to exert sovereign agency makes him closer to, not more remote from, his subjects.10...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (3): 671–684.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. xiii, 281 pp., 36 illus. $95.00. Griffin, Andrew. Untimely Deaths in Renaissance Drama: Biography, His- tory, Catastrophe. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. ix, 197 pp., 1 fig. $60.00. Gurnis, Musa. Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling: Theater in Post- Reformation...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 367–382.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and exile. Includes a color facsimile of the manuscripts.] Abram, Christopher. Evergreen Ash: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature . Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. x, 240 pp. $65.00. Wragge-Morley...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (2): 247–274.
Published: 01 May 2000
... for medieval women, is, in a case like this, a fairly catastrophic stigma for a king’s consort and pro- jected producer of offspring.13 Making the event common knowledge prac- tically amounts to challenging publicly the king’s legitimate rule. The wife of Caesar, we may recall, must be beyond reproach.14...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 635–657.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in Seventeenth-­Century Spain: Inquisi- tion, Social Criticism, and Theology in the Case of “El Criticón.” The Medi- eval and Early Modern Iberian World, vol. 37. Leiden: Brill, 2009. xvi, 323 pp. $200.00. Mansel, Philip. Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean. New Haven, Conn.: Yale...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 365–385.
Published: 01 May 2018
... to and even embrace transience. Arising in response to the catastrophic fail- ure of established commemorative techniques, they resist the temptation to assert that the problem has been solved, acknowledging instead that memo- rials, like their subjects, are inevitably of an age, not for all time. By high...