Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond (Hardcover)

Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond By R. Barton Palmer (Editor), Kimmelman Burt Kimmelman (Editor) Cover Image
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In a daring rewrite of literary history, contributors to this volume argue that the medieval poet, composer, and musician Guillaume de Machaut was the major influence in narrative craft during the late Middle Ages and long after. Examining Machaut's series of debate poems, part of the French tradition of dit amoureux (love tales), contributors highlight the genre's authorial self-consciousness, polyvocality, and ambiguity of judgment. They contend that Machaut led the way in developing and spreading these radical techniques and that his innovations in form and content were forerunners of the modern novel. Contributors: Lewis Beer - Linda Burke - Emma Cayley (DPhil Oxon) - Douglas Kelly - Rosemarie McGerr - Camille Naish - Elizaveta Strakhov - Helen Swift - Burt Kimmelman - R. Barton Palmer.

About the Author


R. Barton Palmer, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and director of film studies at Clemson University, is coeditor of An Anthology of Medieval Love Debate Poetry. Burt Kimmelman, professor of English at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, is the author of The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780813062419
ISBN-10: 0813062411
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English