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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower

Edited by Ana Saez-Hidalgo, Brian Gastle, R.F. Yeager

© 2017 – Routledge

402 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is devoted to the main theoretical aspects that frame Gower’s work, ranging from his use of medieval law, rhetoric, theology, and religious attitudes, to approaches incorporating gender and queer studies. The second part, "Things and places: material cultures," examines the cultural locations of the author, not only from geographical and political perspectives, or in scientific and economic context, but also in the transmission of his poetry through the materiality of the text and its reception. "Polyvocality: text and language," the third part, focuses on Gower’s trilingualism, his approach to history, and narratological and intertextual aspects of his works. The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower is an essential resource for scholars and students of Gower and of Middle English literature, history, and culture generally.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

List of Figures

Introduction: Gower Scholarship Then and Now

PART I - WORKING THEORIES: MEDIEVAL AND MODERN

  1. Gower and Theory: Old Books, New Matters

    Jonathan Hsy, The George Washington University

  2. Gower and Gender

    María Bullón-Fernández, Seattle University

  3. Gower and Rhetoric

    Kim Zarins, California State University at Sacramento

  4. Gower’s Religions

    R.F. Yeager, University of West Florida

  5. John Gower and the Law: Legal Theory and Practice

    Conrad van Dyk, Concordia University of Edmonton

  6. PART II – THINGS AND PLACES: MATERIAL CULTURES

  7. John Gower’s Manuscripts in Middle English

    Joe Fredell, Southeastern Louisiana University

  8. Gower’s French Manuscripts

    Craig E. Bertolet, Auburn University

  9. Gower’s Latin Manuscripts

    Stephanie Batkie, University of the South

  10. Iberian Manuscripts of Gower’s Works

    Ana Sáez-Hidalgo, University of Valladolid

  11. Illuminations in Gower’s Manuscripts

    Joyce Coleman, University of Oklahoma

  12. Gower’s Southwark

    Martha Carlin, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  13. Gower’s Courts

    Matthew Giancarlo, University of Kentucky

  14. Gower, Business, and Economy

    Roger Ladd, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

  15. Gower and Science

    Russell A. Peck, University of Rochester

  16. Gower’s Reception, 1400–1700

    Robert R. Edwards, Pennsylvania State University

  17. Iberian Gower

    Clara Pascual-Argente, Rhodes College

  18. PART III – POLYVOCALITY: TEXT AND LANGUAGE

  19. Gower’s Languages

    Tim Machan, University of Notre Dame

  20. Voices and Narrators

    Matthew W. Irvin, University of the South

  21. Gower and the Forms of History

    Steele Nowlin, Hampden-Sydney College

  22. Gower’s Classicizing Vocations

    Andrew Galloway, Cornell University

  23. Gower and Romance

    Corinne Saunders, Durham University

  24. Gower and Chaucer

    Brian Gastle, Western Carolina University

  25. The French Works: The Ballades

    Peter Nicholson, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  26. The French Works: Mirour de l’Omme

    Craig E. Bertolet, Auburn University

  27. English Works

    Yoshiko Kobayashi, University of Tokyo

  28. The Latin Works

    Robert Meindl, California State University, Sacramento

Notes on Contributors

About the Editors

Ana Sáez-Hidalgo is Associate Professor at the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

Brian Gastle is Professor of English at Western Carolina University, USA.

R.F. Yeager is Professor of English at the University of West Florida, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004190
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
LIT011000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval
LIT014000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry