Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance volume 2

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Medieval Culture

Edited by Yolanda Plumley and Giuliano Di Bacco

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ISBN: 9780859898614

Publication: November 30, 2013

Series: Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe

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From the Middle Ages onwards, writers, artists and composers became self-consciously aware of the vast potential for external references to enrich their works. By evoking canonical texts and their producers from the distant or more recent past, authors demonstrated their respect for tradition while showcasing their own merits. In so doing they also manipulated the memory of their readers. The essays in this second volume cover a range of topics relevant to medieval Europe and embrace sacred and secular music, historiography, liturgical and biblical studies, sermons and preaching, the architecture of funerary chapels and the role of tombs in literature. As such, each essay explores the themes of the book’s title using a particular body of works from the late Middle Ages or early Renaissance. The book as a whole offers a rich cross-disciplinary discussion of the material in question, with the authors engaging fruitfully with each other’s approaches. The strong line-up includes scholars from the UK, the USA and continental Europe.

Giuliano Di Bacco is Research Fellow in Medieval Studies at the University of Exeter.

Yolanda Plumley is Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Exeter and Reader in Medieval Music and Culture.

1.GIULIANO DI BACCO and YOLANDA PLUMLEY Preface 2.ARDIS BUTTERFIELD Introduction 3.R. BARTON PALMER The Rhetoric of Allusion in Machaut’s Fonteinne amoureuse 4.JENNY BENHAM Constructing Memories of Peacemaking 5.LINA BOLZONI The Impassioned Memory in Dante’s Divina commedia 6.ANNA MARIA BUSSE BERGER Quotation in Medieval Polyphony 7.EMMA CAYLEY Citation as Transvestism in Fifteenth Century French Poetry 8.HELEN DEEMING Music, Memory and Mobility: Citation and Contrafactum in Thirteenth-Century Sequence Repertories 9.SONJA DRIMMER Allusive Images: Intervisuality in Late Middle English Manuscripts? 10.NAOMI HOWELL Sensory Sepulchres: Citations of Christ's Tomb in Twelfth-Century Romance 11.MARGUERITE KEANE Memory and Royal Identity in the Chapel of Blanche of Navarre at Saint Denis 12.TAMSYN ROSE-STEEL "An Unjust and Treacherous Word": the Use of Citational Practices and Language in a Fauvel Motet 13.SJOERD LEVELT Citation and Misappropriation in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britannie and the Latin Galfridian Tradition 14.JENNIFER SALTZSTEIN Refrain Citation and Vernacular Authority in the Music of Adam de la Halle

A richly textured demonstration of the difference between medieval and modern capacities for memory and understanding of originality and invention in the arts.

  Renaissance Quarterly

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780859898614

Publication: November 30, 2013

Series: Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe

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