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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2019
...David Aers; Sarah Beckwith “Go, litel bok, go, litel myn tragedye.” So wrote Chaucer at the end of Troilus and Criseyde . But how compatible are the forms and ideas of tragedy with Christian tradition, its theology and liturgy? What are the relations between medieval and early modern discourses of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 85–111.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Patrick Gray Efforts to describe Shakespeare’s tragedies and place them within the history of the genre have been long misled by dubious assumptions about Shakespeare’s secularism dating back to the influence of German Romanticism. The use of concepts drawn from Aristotle’s Poetics has been...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2019) 49 (1): 113–135.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Tempest . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 William Shakespeare genre of tragedy The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest Hegel lectures on fine art ethics ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2008) 38 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 January 2008
.... And the embassy of Orestes in Andromaque might be seen as the tragic action par excellence. It is an action that works both at the level of genre and at the level of political ideology. It marks out the mediation from an epic world to a fallen world of tragedy. At the same time it permits...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
... clarifies the personal effects of the period’s revaluation of penitential performance, displaying the desirability as well as the difficulty or impossibility of satisfaction as a performative and affective experience. Often these kinds of scenes are connected to plots of tragedy: Hamlet’s inability...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of literary and militant proponents of new orders (Spenser and Milton, for example). Together the essays approach 2  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 40.1 / 2010 a variety of plays from different parts of the canon (early, middle, and late), and different genres (history play...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 149–172.
Published: 01 January 2010
... announces represent the formal peroratio of the play’s action, shifting its genre from tragedy to romance.2 Indeed, while act 5 is as preoccupied as the rest of the play with the intrigue of Henry’s court, the prophecy, with its mysterious promise of political redemption by a baby girl, is redolent...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... scholarly journals devoted to narrative and medicine, and literary-­biographical accounts of ill- ness all attest to the cultural centrality of this capacious genre.1 Narrative can have a crucial, empowering function for the sick: much recent work has been devoted to the problems of traditional...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 119–147.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the play’s medieval- ism in many different registers, ranging from its appropriation of medieval literary genres to its exploration of pre-Reformation social and theological practices. Julia Lupton, for example, allies Measure for Measure with hagiog- raphy, a Renaissance genre with clear roots...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 January 2013
...-­noted irony of unstrained mercy coupling with unforgiving judgment. Responding to these tensions, Jacques Derrida reads the play as a tragedy of translation, linking Shylock’s religious conversion to the monetary values of the pound of flesh: “This rela- tion of the letter to the spirit, of the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 559–592.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Nicholas McDowell Mortalism, the doctrine that the soul sleeps or dies with the death of the body to be reawakened or resurrected at the Last Judgment, was adopted by Luther but became a significant feature of the continental “radical Reformation” rather than of the Calvinist theology that shaped...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2009) 39 (1): 31–42.
Published: 01 January 2009
... genre, the jeremiad.5 What was it about this trend to adapt Lamentations that compelled both Donne and Quevedo to participate? What was it about the text of Jeremiah that responded so poignantly to their particular historical moment? These questions must be contextualized within both...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2008) 38 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Holly Dugan © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 a Scent of a Woman: Performing the Politics of Smell in Late Medieval and Early Modern England...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2006) 36 (1): 169–200.
Published: 01 January 2006
... assume that modern selves are immune to any form of immanence or transcen- dence, and that modern autobiographical writings do not follow established genres, modes of self-presentation, and techniques of writing, or to assume that experiencing the self in modernity is not framed through...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2008) 38 (3): 467–491.
Published: 01 September 2008
... generally concentrate on the later period of the Enlightenment, which saw a similar peak in the genre of letter-writing from patients or their lay mediators to physicians. Pardo-Tomás and Martínez-Vidal / Stories of Disease  469 Juan Muñoz y Peralta and his patients...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 327–358.
Published: 01 May 2017
...” pragmatism and demonstrates the extent to which kingship is as much art as inheritance.21 For some, Ford prefers the doomed “sac- ramental” model, as reflected in his decision to write an “out of fashion” history play (Perkin Warbeck, prol., 2) a generation after the genre so fully exploited by...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... murderers materializing “here and there,” all around him, and casts himself overboard. Such are the effects of Skelton’s poem. It is trembling and subtle stuff, and its descendants range from Shakespeare’s tragedies, where moral dissolution and mind games are invested with a sort of Satanic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 65–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... events, but also as his triumph, his way of playing with and taking possession of what has happened to him. Since he cannot “not fall” to quarrel with the gods, which would rob him even further of dignity and decorum, he will, in falling, at least obey the exact rules of the genre that has...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
... theory on the origin of species, whereas the genre of medieval drama more readily welcomed the sort of analogy he himself had occasionally drawn in The Mediaeval Stage. Even so, as we’ll be seeing shortly, the analogies he gives there are radically different from Robertson’s and actually work...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... seen that these are plays that try to teach us some- thing, but they have vitally underestimated the difficulties of teaching and the imbrication of education in maturity and growth. (It is a process, one that takes time; it is endless.) A recent survey of the genre of morality play in the New...