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Julian of Norwich, the fourteenth/early fifteenth-century anchoress and mystic, is one of the most important and best-known figures of the Middle Ages. Her Revelations, intense visions of the divine, have been widely studied and read; the first known writings of an English woman, their influence extends over theology and literature. However, many aspects of both her life and thought remain enigmatic.
This exciting new collection offers a comprehensive, accessible coverage of the key aspects of debate surrounding Julian. It places the author within a wide range of contemporary literary, social, historical and religious contexts, and also provides a wealth of new insightsinto manuscript traditions, perspectives on her writing and ways of interpreting it, building on the work of many of the most active and influential researchers within Julian studies, and including the fruits of the most recent,ground-breaking findings. It will therefore be a vital companion for all of Julian's readers in the twenty-first century.

Dr Liz Herbert Mc Avoy is Senior Lecturer in Gender in English and Medieval Studies at Swansea University.

Contributors: Denise M. Baker, Alexandra Barratt, Marleen Cré, Elisabeth Dutton,Vincent Gillespie, Cate Gunn, Ena Jenkins, E.A. Jones, Liz Herbert Mc Avoy, Laura Saetveit Miles, Kim M. Philips, Elizabeth Robertson,Sarah Salih, Annie Sutherland, Diane Watt, Barry Windeatt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843844044
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'God forbade...that I am a techere': Who or what was Julian?
Femininities and the Gentry in Late Medieval East Anglia: Ways of Being - Kim M Phillips
'A recluse atte Norwyche': Images of Medieval Norwich and Julian's Revelati ons - Cate Gunn
'No such sitting': Julian Tropes the Trinity - John Sexton, Book Reviews Editor
Julian of Norwich and the Varieties of Middle English Mystical Discourse - Denise N Baker
Saint Julian of the Apocalypse - Diane Watt
Anchoritic Aspects of Julian of Norwich - E A Jones
Julian of Norwich and the Liturgy - Annie Sutherland
Julian's Second Thoughts: The Long Text Tradition - Barry A Windeatt
'This blessed beholdyng': Reading the Fragments from Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Divine Love in London, Westminster Cathedral Treasury MS4MS4 - Marleen Cre
The Seventeenth-century Manuscript Tradition and the Influence of Augustine Baker - Elisabeth Dutton
Julian of Norwich's 'Modernist Style' and the Creation of Audience - Elizabeth Robertson
Space and Enclosure in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love - Laura Saetveit Miles
'For we be doubel of God's making': Writing, Gender and the Body in Julian of Norwich - Liz Herbert Mc Avoy
Julian's Revelation of Love: A Web of Metaphor - Ena Jenkins
'[S]he do the police in different voices': Pastiche, Ventriloquism and Parody in Julian of Norwich - Vincent Gillespie
Julian's Afterlives - Sarah Salih

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