Nation, Court and Culture: New Essays on Fifteenth-century English Poetry

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Helen Cooney
Four Courts Press, 2001 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Ten essays from the September 1998 conference The Waning of the Middle Ages? A Reappraisal of Fifteenth-Century English Poetry, held in Dublin seek cultural, political, and aesthetic significance in a body of work generally considered exceptionally dull. Mostly English, the scholars portray the soci

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The idea of Englishness in the fifteenth century
the nation and its place

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About the author (2001)

Helen Cooney has taught Medieval and Renaissance literature at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Nottingham University, and Trinity College, Dublin. She has published numerous articles on both Chaucer and Spenser and has just completed a monograph on the courtly poetry of Chaucer, entitled "Chaucer's Theodicies of Love," Her increasing interest in the fifteenth century was reflected in a collection of essays which she edited, "Nation, Court and Culture: New Essays on Fifteenth Century English Poetry "(2001). Her current major project is a study of how the Middle Ages 'becomes' the Renaissance in English literature, as seen through the lens of courtly allegory. She is currently lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance English at Trinity College, Dublin.

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