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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of this tradition by the forces of commerce in The Three Ladies of London and The Three Lords and Ladies of London , and Jonson’s hilarious use of the tradition in The Devil Is An Ass . Ordinary language philosophy helps to reveal what is at stake in this verbal drama of recognition. © 2012 by Duke University...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (2): 265–294.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Jessica Hines Building on recent critical conversations in the history of the emotions, this article examines how the language of compassion came into English culture and how it was deployed for theological and political purposes. It traces the growth of compassion in England in the early fifteenth...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 213–231.
Published: 01 May 2016
...John Leeds Recent scholarship has asserted that Renaissance humanists adopted an effectively poststructuralist view of language as a sign system independent of extramental reality. But language involves more than signs, and this scholarly position squares poorly with the theory of verbal mood...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 161–181.
Published: 01 January 2009
... imagination. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 a “A Language All Nations Understand”: Portraiture and the Politics of Anglo-Spanish Identity in Aphra Behn’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
... decades provided a stunning series of discoveries that paved the way for the medical advances and laboratory breakthroughs that followed. Contributions to this special issue consider broadly conceived questions about the languages of anatomy and show what an interdisciplinary framework can offer when...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political philosophy of John Fortescue and George Buchanan. Much more than a broadly gendered metaphor for queenly submission, this language of royal imprisonment derives its legitimacy from discourses that touch upon the very ideological foundations of English and Scottish monarchy. © 2014 by Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 567–596.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Claire Taylor Jones This essay explores how the performance of the liturgy was integrated into late medieval education of nuns, for whom liturgical text conveyed both linguistic and spiritual knowledge. In southern German Observant Dominican convents, Latin language was systematically taught...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Jason Crawford In his last exchange with Cordelia, a failing and ecstatic Lear promises that they together will “take upon ’s the mystery of things / As if we were God’s spies” (5.3.16 – 17). Take upon us : what are the implications of this language? Why not invite Cordelia (in the formulations...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Marion Turner Medical language permeated all kinds of texts in premodern Europe, including legal, literary, devotional, political, autobiographical, and philosophical writings. The essays in this special issue are particularly interested in the functions of metaphor and of narrative. Many thinkers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 341–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
...David J. Davis This essay reconsiders the place of divine revelation in late medieval and early modern England. It explores the language of ravishment and divine “raptus” as a ritualized discourse to describe divine revelation present in mystical texts, by figures like Julian of Norwich and Walter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
... between judicial and penal procedures and the medicalized body. Across Caulier's successive interventions in the querelle , medical language at first complements then ultimately supplants juridical discourse. Unlike the “punitive” metaphors identified by Susan Sontag, medicalized language empowers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 281–320.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of church design. But how was such a new form incorporated into traditional architectural language? This article examines one formal aspect in the design of flying buttresses: the column, an iconographically potent form that communicated the idea of support through its several-millennia-long history of use...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 373–400.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in a literary text, and language as a system and its relation to performative speech acts. Considering the prevalence of oaths in Shakespeare's texts, the first part argues that the perfomative requirements of this speech act demand a minimal conception of literary character as an entity that can perform...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 487–513.
Published: 01 September 2011
... a different tone than the one found in contemporary narratives of Franciscan martyrdom in Morocco or in the language of the crusading movement. Diplomacy, however, did not so much represent an alternative to expressions of religious violence, as a complement to the overall goals and aspirations of the Roman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 293–316.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to show the interrelationship between doctrinal innovation and tradition through an allegorical use of the English language itself. By revealing the strange familiarity existing between Old English and the vernacular that E.K. calls the “mother tonge,” Spenser creates a rhetoric of linguistic estrangement...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 345–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., is a language rich with monosyllabic words. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 a Feeling Time, Will, and Words: Vernacular Devotion in the Cloud of Unknowing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 365–394.
Published: 01 May 2012
... lexicographical to theoretical. Yet the “Preface” that Valla wrote for the Annotations has not been studied in great detail; the two versions of this “Preface” represent Valla’s views on the importance of studying scripture with philological tools, his respect for the Greek language, and his strong sense...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (2): 395–420.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and fifteenth centuries had the effect of yoking together in the minds of British readers the materiality of medical language and the materiality of the body. I examine how the literate creativity of practical medical writing addressed the problem of jargon as well as how satires of medical expertise...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (1): 137–167.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and actions represented. If philology and history train our attention to languages and events, respectively, tragedy hones our attention to affect and probability, or vraisemblance . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 Daniel Heinsius Herodes Infanticida Christian drama reception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Marie-Louise Coolahan The cultural dynamics of reception are best understood as a reiterative process of reshaping and reframing. Reception as an object of critical study embraces first the history of how texts were read, disseminated, and consumed across media, languages, and geographical regions...