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Idleness Working: The Discourse Of Love's Labor From Ovid Through Chaucer And Gower, Gregory Sadlek Jan 2016

Idleness Working: The Discourse Of Love's Labor From Ovid Through Chaucer And Gower, Gregory Sadlek

Gregory M Sadlek

Inspired by the critical theories of M. M. Bakhtin, Idleness Working is a groundbreaking study of key works in the Western literature of love from Classical Rome to the late Middle Ages. The study focuses on the evolution of the ideologically-saturated discourse of love's labor contained in these works and thus explores them in the context of ancient and medieval theories of labor and leisure, which themselves are seen to evolve through the course of Western history. What emerges from this study is a fresh appreciation and deepened understanding of such well-known classics of love literature as Ovid's ...


The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The twenty-five essays in this collection provide unusual insights into early European drama. Written by American, European, and Japanese scholars, the contributions focus on such subjects as recent discoveries of medieval music-dramas and the conditions of their composition and performance pictorial elements in English and Continental vemacular drama, the later history of medieval drama, and secular plays and playing. The articles first appeared in The Early Drama, Art, and Music Review, which was the official journal of the EDAM project at the Medieval institute Western Michigan University and are included here for their unique contribution to drama studies. Altogether, the ...


The Apocalyptic Adventures Of Private Winfred Scott Biegle, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Apocalyptic Adventures Of Private Winfred Scott Biegle, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A modernist novel, describing a dystopian military in the imaginary dictatorship of Atlantis, written more than a half century ago when the author was a conscript in the army during the Cold War. As editor of the post newspaper at the Granite City Engineer Depot, Clifford Davidson was in a privileged position for observing the military mentality of the time, in particular the propensity for bullying intended to turn men into mindless killing machines. From other soldiers he was also able to hear disturbing stories at first hand about World War II and the very recent Korean War, only concluded ...


Norwegians In Michigan, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

Norwegians In Michigan, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

In Norwegians in Michigan, Clifford Davidson shows how Norwegians took advantage of opportunities when they began settling in Michigan in the nineteenth century. Norwegians sailed Lake Michigan, joined the lumber trade, farmed the northwest part of the state, and mined copper and iron in the Upper Peninsula. At the same time, they brought a unique culture that came to be associated with Michigan and the Midwest. The first generations of Norwegians in Michigan maintained close cultural ties with their homeland. Some Norwegian immigrants adjusted to life in a new land more quickly than others. Among these, according to Davidson, were ...


The York Corpus Christi Plays, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The York Corpus Christi Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The feast of Corpus Christi, celebrated annually on Thursday after Trinity Sunday, was devoted to the Eucharist, and the normal practice was to have solemn processions through the city with the Host, the consecrated wafer that was believed to have been transformed into the true body and blood of Jesus. In this way the “cultus Dei” thus celebrated allowed the people to venerate the Eucharistic bread in order that they might be stimulated to devotion and brought symbolically, even mystically into a relationship with the central moments of salvation history. Perhaps it is logical, therefore, that pageants and plays were ...


Solving Some Enigmas Of The Middle Ages : The Historian As A Detective, George Beech Dec 2015

Solving Some Enigmas Of The Middle Ages : The Historian As A Detective, George Beech

George T. Beech

This work examines historical problems encountered on topics from eleventh-century France, England, and the Crusader East, and to a lesser degree from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These topics include works of art - the Eleanor of Aquitaine vase, the celebrated Bayeux Tapestry, a sixteenth century poem and painting - to inquiries about individual people, such as the first troubadour poet. Lack of contemporary evidence about the subjects described in this book, commonplace for the medieval period hundreds of years ago, limits the ability of the historian today to fully understand them. For instance, uncertainty still hovers over the questions as to ...


Lions In The Desert: The Significance And Symbolism Of Lions In Early Egyptian Monastic Literature, Kyler Williamsen May 2015

Lions In The Desert: The Significance And Symbolism Of Lions In Early Egyptian Monastic Literature, Kyler Williamsen

Kyler Williamsen

Early monastic literature is filled with symbolism and employs allegory to instruct future generations of faithful ascetics. Animals are regularly used in these writings to demonstrate the spiritual power and prowess of the monk. While works such as Waddell’s Beasts and Saints or O’Malley’s The Animals of St. Gregory present a wonderful summary of animals in monastic literature, an analysis of the possible symbolic nature of these animals’ behavior in monastic literature is sorely lacking. My paper, entitled Lions in the Desert, explores the symbolic roles which played charting a monk’s progress in the ascetic life ...


Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland Apr 2015

Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland

Bobbi Sutherland

Part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Rites. Rights. Writes. series and the Imprints and Impressions events, this lecture discusses the texts of Thomas Aquinas, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Anne Frank and others. Presenters are Miriamne Ara Krummel, Associate Professor of English, and Bobbi Sutherland, Assistant Professor of History. (Event was held Nov. 4, 2014, in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.)


Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland Apr 2015

Lecture — Judaism, Christianity And Medieval Books, Miriamne Krummel, Bobbi Sutherland

Miriamne Ara Krummel

Part of the College of Arts and Sciences' Rites. Rights. Writes. series and the Imprints and Impressions events, this lecture discusses the texts of Thomas Aquinas, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Anne Frank and others. Presenters are Miriamne Ara Krummel, Associate Professor of English, and Bobbi Sutherland, Assistant Professor of History. (Event was held Nov. 4, 2014, in the Kennedy Union Torch Lounge.)


The Standard Of Civilization In Regional Perspective: A South-South Comparison, Lukas Danner, Nicolás Terradas Aug 2014

The Standard Of Civilization In Regional Perspective: A South-South Comparison, Lukas Danner, Nicolás Terradas

Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson Apr 2014

Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Book Of Hours: Canon Grandel's Prayer Book, Catholic Church Feb 2014

Book Of Hours: Canon Grandel's Prayer Book, Catholic Church

Joanne Paterson

Book of hours, decorated initials, prayer book, Tournai use


Changing The Canon Of The Mass In The Beauvais Sacramentary, Elizabeth Teviotdale Sep 2013

Changing The Canon Of The Mass In The Beauvais Sacramentary, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

The Beauvais Sacramentary (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS Ludwig V 1) comprises the surviving ten leaves of a deluxe liturgical manuscript almost certainly created at the behest of Roger, bishop of Beauvais (998–1016). According to tradition, its parent manuscript was one of three liturgical codices left to the cathedral church of Saint Peter by Roger. A half century or more after the manuscript was originally copied, a single scribe added new text to the canon of the mass on top of an erasure, in a margin, and on an inserted slip of parchment. This paper explores the ...


Vice, Tyranny, Violence, And The Usurpation Of Flanders (1071) In Flemish Historiography From 1093 To 1294, Jeff Rider Dec 2012

Vice, Tyranny, Violence, And The Usurpation Of Flanders (1071) In Flemish Historiography From 1093 To 1294, Jeff Rider

Jeff Rider

No abstract provided.


The Enigmatic Style In Twelfth-Century French Literature, Jeff Rider Dec 2012

The Enigmatic Style In Twelfth-Century French Literature, Jeff Rider

Jeff Rider

No abstract provided.


Corpus Christi Plays At York: A Context For Religious Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 2012

Corpus Christi Plays At York: A Context For Religious Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

For roughly two centuries, the streets of the city of York were home to the annual performance of a cycle of mystery plays held in conjunction with the festival of Corpus Christi. Remarkable as the resilience of such an event is, no scholar has yet to survey fully the plays' urban setting, especially with a view to understanding how and why they might have continued to appeal to citizens and spectators. One theory has been that the City of York made the guilds perform the plays. Yet, as Davidson argues, this is not a satisfactory solution, despite the admittedly coercive ...


The Cults Of Sainte Foy And The Cultural Work Of Saints, Kathleen Ashley Dec 2012

The Cults Of Sainte Foy And The Cultural Work Of Saints, Kathleen Ashley

Kathleen M. Ashley

Bringing together artifacts, texts and practices within an interpretive framework, Kathleen Ashley here presents a comparative study of the cults of the medieval Sainte Foy at a number of sites where she was especially venerated. The book traces the history of the cult from the early Middle Ages into the present day.


Textual Obscurity In The Middle Ages, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi Dec 2012

Textual Obscurity In The Middle Ages, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi

Jeff Rider

No abstract provided.


Hugh Of St Victor (1096–1141) And Anglo-French Cartography, Daniel Terkla Dec 2012

Hugh Of St Victor (1096–1141) And Anglo-French Cartography, Daniel Terkla

Daniel Terkla

Recent research in England and France on twelfth- and thirteenth-century cartography posits Hugh of St Victor as an important source for ideas incorporated in maps of the period. P. D. A. Harvey and Patrick Gautier Dalché have noted Hugh’s influence, and Peter Barber has described a ‘third-stream’ of map making flowing from Hugh’s concepts of mapping through the Munich Isidore map (c.1130) and into a group of important Anglo-French mappaemundi. This article shows how Hugh’s theography—his theological cartography—reached England from the Royal Abbey and School of St Victor in Paris. To do this I ...


Introduction To The Session ‘The End Of Times’, Clifford Davidson Apr 2012

Introduction To The Session ‘The End Of Times’, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


"Michael Alan Signer: Rabbi And Scholar." The William H. Hannon Library., Tony Amodeo Feb 2012

"Michael Alan Signer: Rabbi And Scholar." The William H. Hannon Library., Tony Amodeo

Tony Amodeo

An exhibit to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Rabbi and Professor Michael A. Signer, on the occasion of the dedication of his collection at Loyola Marymount University


Henry, Archdeacon Of Huntingdon. Anglicanus Ortus: A Verse Herbal Of The Twelfth Century, Winston Black Dec 2011

Henry, Archdeacon Of Huntingdon. Anglicanus Ortus: A Verse Herbal Of The Twelfth Century, Winston Black

Winston Edward Black II

Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon, England (ca 1088-ca 1154) has been admired for centuries as the author of the monumental . The recent discovery of the Anglicanus ortus opens a new window onto this important English author as well as onto the uses of poetry and the knowledge of medicine in medieval England. Written entirely in Latin verse, the Anglicanus ortus describes the medicinal uses of 160 different herbs, spices, and vegetables. Henry drew on centuries of learned medicine to compose this work, employing the medical knowledge of ancient authors like Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides and of medieval scholars like Walahfrid ...


Music And Medieval Narrative [Dvd], Linda Marie Zaerr Dec 2010

Music And Medieval Narrative [Dvd], Linda Marie Zaerr

Linda Marie Zaerr

Commentary and excerpts in Old French and Middle English and a complete performance of The Tournament of Tottenham.


Did William Ix (The Troubadour) Know Virgil?, George Beech Dec 2010

Did William Ix (The Troubadour) Know Virgil?, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Bullying In York’S Corpus Christi Plays, Clifford Davidson, Sheila White Apr 2010

Bullying In York’S Corpus Christi Plays, Clifford Davidson, Sheila White

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Mankind, Kathleen Ashley, Gerard Necastro Mar 2010

Mankind, Kathleen Ashley, Gerard Necastro

Kathleen M. Ashley

Mankind is without a doubt the most amusing and controversial morality play surviving from fifteenth-century England. As an allegory about the vulnerable situation in which most people find themselves—torn between good judgment and the temptation to misbehave—the play’s moral action is conventional.


Being A Pilgrim: Art And Ritual On The Medieval Routes To Santiago, Kathleen Ashley, Marilyn Deegan Jun 2009

Being A Pilgrim: Art And Ritual On The Medieval Routes To Santiago, Kathleen Ashley, Marilyn Deegan

Kathleen M. Ashley

The Way of St James has been a pilgrimage event for over 1000 years as people have flocked to the site of the burial of the apostle St James the Great. Legend states that the body of James was carried by boat from Jerusalem to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where a church was erected on the site of the tomb. There is no single route for the pilgrims to follow, but there are several key paths. Kathleen Ashley and Marilyn Deegan capture the experience of the medieval pilgrim through an examination of art, historical and social contexts as well ...


The Tournament Of Tottenham, Linda Marie Zaerr May 2009

The Tournament Of Tottenham, Linda Marie Zaerr

Linda Marie Zaerr

No abstract provided.


'Fiddling With Middle English Romance: Tuning, Timbre, And Rhythm' And 'AlterIng Sir Bevis: Precipitating Otherness In Medieval Romance', Linda Marie Zaerr May 2009

'Fiddling With Middle English Romance: Tuning, Timbre, And Rhythm' And 'AlterIng Sir Bevis: Precipitating Otherness In Medieval Romance', Linda Marie Zaerr

Linda Marie Zaerr

No abstract provided.


How England Got Its Name, (1014-1030), George Beech Dec 2008

How England Got Its Name, (1014-1030), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.