Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

“Maps out new territory that offers an in-depth investigation of a crucial aspect of medieval literature. The notion of ‘the other within’ promises (and delivers) insight into what differentiates as well as brings together past and present concerns.”—Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, author of Chrétien Continued: A Study of the “Conte du Graal” and Its Verse Continuations “Some … Continue reading Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

Machaut’s Legacy

"Machaut’s Legacy deepens our appreciation of the poet’s wide-ranging accomplishments and influences, which span from the Middle Ages to the postmodern era. It stakes out exciting new territories and provocative theses, all of which enhance our understanding of this genius of world literature."—Tison Pugh, author of Chaucer's (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages "This richly … Continue reading Machaut’s Legacy

Medieval Mythography, Volume 3

Now available! Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475 by Jane Chance “An extraordinary achievement and a fitting final volume in the Medieval Mythography series.”—J. Steven Russell, author of Chaucer and the Trivium “There is nothing comparable available in any language.”—Jon Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign With this volume, Jane Chance … Continue reading Medieval Mythography, Volume 3

Black Legacies

NEW! Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages by Lynn T. Ramey “A provocative study of western racial attitudes.”—Hamilton Cravens, coeditor of Race and Science “Shows that behind myths of knights in shining armor and fair maidens lies a contested literary and cultural history of medievalism that troubles understandings of race from the nineteenth … Continue reading Black Legacies

Boccaccio’s Fabliaux

Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal by Katherine A. Brown Tricky tales of the Middle Ages are the focus of Boccaccio’s Fabliaux. Katherine Brown, a specialist of medieval French and Italian literature, shows how the Fabliaux—comic tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France—inspired the Italian writer Boccaccio to write the … Continue reading Boccaccio’s Fabliaux