Listeners Guide To Medieval English

Author: Betsy Bowden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317420829
Size: 45.60 MB
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From the middle of the twentieth century, dozens of medievalists and other performers have recorded early English. Many educational institutions already own sound recordings of English before 1500, or may wish to purchase the most useful ones available. This discography aims to assist teachers, administrators and librarians to make the best use of their resources.

The Wife Of Bath In Afterlife

Author: Betsy Bowden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611462444
Size: 65.77 MB
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By focusing on one literary character, as interpreted in both verbal art and visual art at a point midway in time between the author’s era and our own, this study applies methodology appropriate for overcoming limitations posed by historical periodization and by isolation among academic specialities. Current trends in Chaucer scholarship call for diachronic afterlife studies like this one, sometimes termed “medievalism.” So far, however, nearly all such work by-passes the eighteenth century (here designated 1660-1810). Furthermore, medieval authors’ afterlives during any time period have not been analyzed by way of the multiple fields of specialization integrated into this study. The Wife of Bath is regarded through the disciplinary lenses of eighteenth-century literature, visual art, print marketing, education, folklore, music, equitation, and especially theater both in London and on the Continent.


Author: David A. Jasen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415978629
Size: 64.37 MB
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Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference for this important popular form of music, which flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s. Divided into three sections, and written by the leading authority on ragtime music, Ragtime is the most well-researched and complete reference for anyone interested in the history of ragtime and jazz. The Encyclopedia contains entries on great composers, with detailed biographies and a list of their compositions, and entries on famous rags, including information on performers, publishers, and publication dates. The Discography lists all known recordings, as 78s, 45s, LPs, and EPs, by title, with composer, performer, and record company information. The Sheetography is a complete list of published rags. Ragtime is illustrated throughout, with over 100 images of composers, record labels, sheet music, and ads.

Guillaume De Machaut

Author: Lawrence Earp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136781773
Size: 32.83 MB
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Road Movie Book

Author: Steven Cohan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113482436X
Size: 36.17 MB
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The Road Movie Book is the first comprehensive study of an enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre, its place in American culture, and its legacy to world cinema. The road and the cinema both flourished in the twentieth century, as technological advances brought motion pictures to a mass audience and the mass produced automobile opened up the road to the ordinary American. When Jean Baudrillard equated modern American culture with 'space, speed, cinema, technology' he could just as easily have added that the road movie is its supreme emblem. The contributors explore how the road movie has confronted and represented issues of nationhood, sexuality, gender, class and race. They map the generic terrain of the road movie, trace its evolution on American television as well as on the big screen from the 1930s through the 1980s, and, finally, consider road movies that go off the road, departing from the US landscape or travelling on the margins of contemporary American culture. Movies discussed include: * Road classics such as It Happened One Night, The Grapes of Wrath, The Wizard of Oz and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road to films * 1960's reworkings of the road movie in Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde * Russ Meyer's road movies: from Motorpsycho! to Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! * Contemporary hits such as Paris Texas, Rain Man, Natural Born Killers and Thelma and Louise * The road movie, Australian style, from Mad Max to the Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Anglo Saxon England

Author: Michael Lapidge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521790710
Size: 68.11 MB
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The editorial policy of Anglo-Saxon England has been to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to the study of all aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture. This approach is pursued in exemplary fashion by many of the essays in this volume. Fresh light is thrown on the dating and form of Cynewulf's poem The Fates of the Apostles through a comprehensive study of the historical martyrologies of the Carolingian period on which Cynewulf is presumed to have drawn. The literary form of Ælfric's Preface to his translation of Genesis is illustrated through a wide-ranging study of the rhetorical genre of preface-writing in the early Middle Ages (the genre which subsequently was known as the ars dictaminis), and the problems which Ælfric faced and solved in composing a Life of St Æthelthryth are illustrated through detailed comparison of the sources which he utilized. The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year's publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.