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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Parker This essay contends that medieval drama would be much better served, particularly in connection to Shakespeare, if the field were to drop its resentment of “evolution.” The standard critique, as first launched by O. B. Hardison, Jr. against E. K. Chambers, is almost completely bogus...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... in many such continuities of conflict. John Parker addresses the question of premodern Shakespeare by means of a polemical examination of the persistent, symptomatic critique of the work of E. K. Chambers in received narratives of dramatic history. Chambers, say his critics, has been superseded so...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (2): 397–453.
Published: 01 May 2006
... being: When I in sadnes am and then doe thinke I’m lul’d a sleepe in mallencholly winke; Each chamber seeleing [ceiling] doth create true sad, Yet tempered soe, as I am quiett, glad. Then when I walke Nunns Gallerye round, My thoughts tell mee I’m falling...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 175–196.
Published: 01 May 2008
... affirms the necessary relationship of melancholia to historical recovery. In Book II, when Arthur enters the tower of Alma (an allegory for the human mind), Spenser makes it clear that Arthur must pass through the chamber of Phantastes, or Fancy, before he enters the chamber of Memory and reads...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 143–177.
Published: 01 January 2003
... article “‘Wild pastorall encounter’: John Evelyn, John Beale and the Renegotiation of Pastoral in the Mid–Seventeenth Century,” Douglas Chambers traces what he identifies as the “shattering of the arcadian ideal of Stuart politics [that] inevitably brought with it the destruction of its pas- toral...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 553–575.
Published: 01 September 2021
... edification. In this ritual, initiates were first sequestered in a darkened “reflection chamber” where they might contemplate their decision. According to Kenneth Loiselle, this effectuated a decisive separation with the profane world. 11 A series of threatening and demeaning encounters with future...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 January 2013
... will fashion it, shall happily meet” — locates this scene in 3.1: Wales, at Glyndŵr’s castle. The space being created in these directives is a fictional space. References to rushes on the floor in 3.1 make the fictional space in Wales even more specific, an internal chamber of the castle. The feel...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 421–459.
Published: 01 May 2012
... / 2012 monologue was Balaam, who told of the star that shall arise from Jacob (Num. Following his speech, the angel appeared and the ass began to converse with her rider. For E. K. Chambers, the significance of this “min- iature drama” is that it represents an attempt by the church to redirect...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of Spenser’s text. In this way plants provide, as Bruce Smith puts it, “the green matrix” for tapestry narratives, as stories emerge from a woven garden that may itself surround Spenser’s reader in her chamber, or even adorn the binding of her book with “knots” and “slips.”16 Between writing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 417–434.
Published: 01 May 2011
... as Balsamo / Montaigne’s Noble Book  423 Henri of Bourbon, Prince of Condé; Count Charles de Mansfeld; and Jean de Vivonne, Marquess of Pisani. At the beginning of the 1570s, Montaigne entered the court as Gentleman of the King’s Chamber, and a few years later he was nominated at the court of Navarre...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 347–371.
Published: 01 May 2010
... function that the Queen of Fame performs in her pavilion: he records their names in a text. The dreamer, then, is both a petitioner for and a dispenser of fame, and what links these identi- ties is the act of writing. Essential to this scene in the countess’s chamber is the notion that writing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 125–141.
Published: 01 January 2003
... America, England must have already had it. As in Peckham and Keymis, England’s future in the New World is dependent on recognizing fiction as history. In Alma’s castle, Guyon and Arthur read their chronicles in the chamber of the old man Eumenestes. Before they reach Eumenestes’ lair, however...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 587–597.
Published: 01 September 2017
... edition of that prologue, The true copye of a Pro- log, whose title page describes this text as located within “an olde English Bible” that resides “now in the Kyng his maiesties Chamber.”24 Through both binding and inserted text, the Cambridge manuscript associates the Wycliffite Bible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ignored nor merely accepted. While practices within the childbirthing chamber are largely lost to modern readers, one mode of concern for the parturient mother that remains accessible is the legend and material culture of Saint Margaret, the patron saint of childbirth. Alongside the saint’s legend...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 335–367.
Published: 01 May 2013
... through the insistent sacramen- talism of several key episodes, including Faustus’s attraction to magic books, which contain the textual properties of liturgical books; his spell over the conjuror’s circle; his parodic antics in the pope’s banqueting chamber; his signing of the deed of gift...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 375–398.
Published: 01 May 2002
... an emphasis upon the legal records may blind us to the pre- conditions of prosecution for libel, which necessitate both an aggrieved party and an accused individual, along with sufficiently incriminating evi- dence.37 With the exception of certain prosecutions in Star Chamber for seditious libel...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 95–117.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Now apply all; so it fell out here, Maritornes thought to have made a vaulting-School of this Chamber, and to her abomi- nable griefe it proved a Fencing School, where a Prize was played, and shee a great part of it, at never a weapon that shee liked. (76 – 77...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 149–172.
Published: 01 January 2010
...]” word of God for the benefit of the whole “populous kingdom.” As we shall see, Shakespeare’s Katherine can be read in general terms as a Catholic response to Heywood’s saintly Protestant Elizabeth. Indeed, Katherine’s masquelike dying vision in her private chamber at Kimbolton Castle has...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 January 2013
... and relief in the forest of Arden). Dessen also points out the work of the “gestic” “this” and the “here” that instantly “place” characters without the need for mimetic or even represen- tative scenery (“meet me in this orchard”; “it was brought to my chamber here “Inside” and “outside” need...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., a critical commonplace that testifies in the first place to Sir Edmund Chambers’s desire to see the whole history of medieval drama as one of popular resistance to ecclesiastical authority, and secondly to the Anglo-Catholicism of New Critics, who claimed that the sequence interfered with the organic unity...