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Yeager, Robert F.

Works: 37 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 5,313 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Biography  Conference proceedings  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, edc
Classifications: PR1585, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Robert F Yeager
Approaches to teaching Beowulf ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays which offer various approaches to teaching the epic poem "Beowulf", placing it in historical, political, philosophical, and aesthetical contexts
Fifteenth-century studies : recent essays by Robert F Yeager( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaucer and Gower : difference, mutuality, exchange ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concordance to the French poetry and prose of John Gower by Robert F Yeager( )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This concordance makes available, for the first time, Gower's extant Anglo-Norman vocabulary, including every word in full line and sentence context. The book offers a unique opportunity to view a poetic language as it was written and read in England until Gower's death in 1408 and beyond
John Gower, recent readings : papers presented at the meetings of the John Gower Society at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1983-1988 by International Congress on Medieval Studies( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Gower materials : a bibliography through 1979 by Robert F Yeager( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Gower's poetic : the search for a new Arion by Robert F Yeager( Book )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The endless knot : essays on old and middle English in honor of Marie Borroff ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On John Gower : essays at the millennium by Robert Frederick Yeager( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to teaching the poetry of John Gower ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Medieval Python : the purposive and provocative work of Terry Jones by RF Yeager( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Medieval Python: Essays presented to Terry Jones on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday collects original essays by eighteen prominent medievalists in literature and history to celebrate the work of a dedicated independent scholar whose consistently independent literary and historical criticism has several times redirected how we understand the world of Chaucer and his contemporaries. His film and television productions have entertained and educated generations of viewers about life in the Middle Ages"--
John Gower, trilingual poet : language, translation, and tradition by Elisabeth M Dutton( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New essays demonstrate Gower's mastery of the three languages of medieval England, and provide a thorough exploration of the voices he used and the discourses in which he participated
The French balades by John Gower( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and French, Old and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minor Latin works by John Gower( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gower's achievement in writing substantially in all three primary languages of his time --Anglo-French, English, and Latin--was a source of pride to others and, undoubtedly, to him too: into the final years of his life he continued to produce poetry in all three languages. In Praise of Peace [is] in the same position as the shorter Latin works edited and translated in this volume: ignored, neglected, reduced, or relegated to the dusty realm of footnotes."--Publisher's website
Who murdered Chaucer? : a medieval mystery by Terry Jones( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this work of historical speculation Terry Jones and a team of international scholars investigate the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. An important public figure, a diplomat and the brother-in-law to John of Gaunt - one of the most powerful men in the kingdom - Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the pre-eminent intellectual superstar of his time. We have a great deal of information about his life. And yet nothing at all is known of his death." "In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be?" "What if he was murdered? What if he and his writings had become politically inconvenient in the seismic social shift that occurred with the overthrow of the liberal Richard II by the reactionary, oppressive regime of Henry IV? Would the dogs of suppression, unleashed by the ruthlessly ambitious Archbishop Arundel, have been snapping at the heels of a dangerous poet?" "This hypothesis is the introduction to a reading of Chaucer's writings as evidence that might be held against him, interwoven with a portrait of one of the most turbulent periods in English history, its politics and its personalities."--BOOK JACKET
Speaking images : essays in honor of V.A. Kolve ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Gower in England and Iberia Manuscripts, Influences, Reception ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. John Gower's great poem, the Confessio Amantis, was the first work of English literature translated into any European language. Occasioned by the existence in Spain of fifteenth-century Portuguese and Spanish manuscripts ofthe Confessio, the nineteen essays brought together here represent new and original approaches to Gower's role in Anglo-Iberian literary relations. They include major studies of the palaeography of the Iberian manuscripts;of the ownership history of the Portuguese Confessio manuscript; of the glosses of Gowerian manuscripts; and of the manuscript of the Yale Confessio Amantis. Other essays situate the translations amidst Anglo-Spanish relations generally in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; examine possible Spanish influences on Gower's writing; and speculate on possible providers of the Confessio to Philippa, daughter of John of Gaunt and queenof Portugal. Further chapters broaden the scope of the volume. Amongst other topics, they look at Gower's use of Virgilian/Dantean models; classical gestures in the Castilian translation; Gower's conscious contrasting of epic ideals and courtly romance; nuances of material goods and the idea of "the good" in the Confessio; Marxian aesthetics, Balzac, and Gowerian narrative in late medieval trading culture between England and Iberia; reading the Confessio through the lens of gift exchange; literary form in Gower's later Latin poems; Gower and Alain Chartier as international initiators of a new "public poetry"; and the modern sales history of manuscript and earlyprinted copies of the Confessio, and what ir reveals about literary trends. Ana S̀ez Hidalgo is Associate Professor at the University of Valladolid, Spain; R.F. Yeager is Professor of English and World Languagesand chair of the department at the University of West Florida. Contributors: Mar̕a Bull̤n-Ferǹndez, David R. Carlson, Sín Echard, A.S.G. Edwards, Robert R. Edwards, Tiago Vi︢la de Faria, Andrew Galloway, Fernando Galv̀n, Marta Mar̕a Gutǐrrez Rodr̕guez, Mauricio Herrero Jim̌nez, Ethan Knapp, Roger A. Ladd, Alberto L̀zaro, Mar̕a Luisa L̤pez-Vidriero Abell̤, Matthew McCabe, Alastair J. Minnis, Clara Pascual-Argente, Tamara P̌rez-Ferǹndez, Barbara A. Shailor, Winthrop Wetherbee
Teaching Beowulf in the twenty-first century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on aesthetics and medieval literature in honor of Howell Chickering ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contributors to this festschrift consider the relation of aesthetics to Old as well as Middle English literature, including Chaucer especially, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gower, Lydgate, as well as medievalisms both Romantic and modern.0It requires but brief acquaintance with Howell Chickering, either through his publications or in propria persona, to delight in the extraordinary sweep of his knowledge and interests. Happily, the intent of this volume is to celebrate the fullness of Chickering’s reach. The contributors to this festschrift were asked to consider, in their own ways, aesthetics in relation to medieval literature. A bevy of contributors have responded to Chickering’s extensive scholarship on Old English as well as Middle English subjects – Chaucer especially, but also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gower, Lydgate; furthermore, several contributors follow his other interests from the Middle Ages to medievalisms both Romantic and modern
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Alternative Names
Yeager, R. F.
Yeager, R. F. 1948-
Yeager, R. F. (Robert F.)
Yeager, Robert Frederick 1948-
English (96)
French, Old (1)