Cultural Performances in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Nancy Freeman Regalado

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Eglal Doss-Quinby, Roberta L. Krueger, E. Jane Burns
D. S. Brewer, Jan 1, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 299 pages
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This collection of essays pays tribute to Nancy Freeman Regalado, a ground-breaking scholar in the field of medieval French literature whose research has always pushed beyond disciplinary boundaries. The articles in the volume reflect the depth and diversity of her scholarship, as well as her collaborations with literary critics, philologists, historians, art historians, musicologists, and vocalists - in France, England, and the United States. Inspired by her most recent work, these twenty-four essays are tied together by a single question, rich in ramifications: how does performance shape our understanding of medieval and pre-modern literature and culture, whether the nature of that performance is visual, linguistic, theatrical, musical, religious, didactic, socio-political, or editorial? The studies presented here invite us to look afresh at the interrelationship of audience, author, text, and artifact, to imagine new ways of conceptualizing the creation, transmission, and reception of medieval literature, music, and art. EGLAL DOSS-QUINBY is Professor of French at Smith College. ROBERTA L. KRUEGER is Professor of French at Hamilton College. E. JANE BURNS is Professor of Women's Studies and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Contributors: ANNE AZÉMA, RENATE BLUMENFELD-KOSINSKI, CYNTHIA J. BROWN, ELIZABETH A. R. BROWN, MATILDA TOMARYN BRUCKNER, E. JANE BURNS, ARDIS BUTTERFIELD, KIMBERLEE CAMPBELL, ROBERT L. A. CLARK, MARK CRUSE, KATHRYN A. DUYS, ELIZABETH EMERY, SYLVIA HUOT, MARILYN LAWRENCE, KATHLEEN A. LOYSEN, LAURIE POSTLEWATE, EDWARD H. ROESNER, SAMUEL N. ROSENBERG, LUCY FREEMAN SANDLER, PAMELA SHEINGORN, HELEN SOLTERER, JANE H. M. TAYLOR, EVELYN BIRGE VITZ, LORI J. WALTERS, AND MICHEL ZINK.

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Doss-Quinby is professor of French at Smith College.

E. Jane Burns is L. M. Slifkin Distinguished Term Professor in the Curriculum in Women's studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of "Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture, Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature, Arthurian Fictions: Rereading the Vulgate Cycle," and translator of "The Quest for the Holy in Lancelot-Grail: The Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation," She co-edited with Roberta L. Krueger the special issue of "Romance Notes" on "Courtly Ideology and Woman's Place in Old French Literature," and is one of the founding editors of the "Medieval Feminist Forum,"

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