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Scattergood, V. J.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 199 publications in 3 languages and 5,049 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PA8122, 874.0308
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by V. J Scattergood
John Skelton, the complete English poems by John Skelton( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English court culture in the later Middle Ages by V. J Scattergood( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and poetry in the fifteenth century by V. J Scattergood( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter poems by A. J Minnis( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third volume in the highly successful Oxford Guides to Chaucer series offers a much-needed introduction to Chaucer's Shorter Poems." "A general chapter on the social and cultural contexts of the Shorter Poems is followed by a guide to the main genre which they exemplify - the love-vision form. The volume then provides individual chapters on the Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Parliament of Fowls, the Legend of Good Women, and the short poems; there is also an extensive appendix on Chaucer's language. The views of critics who wrote over fifty years ago are interwoven with recently published ones: scholarship on dates and sources is combined with contemporary theoretical approaches, literary history of a traditional kind with now-current historicist approaches, and medieval hermeneutics with modern. Introducing Chaucer, the volume maintains, must entail the presentation of diverse methods of reading Chaucer."--Jacket
The works of Sir John Clanvowe by V. J Scattergood( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and English, Middle and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and learning in Medieval and Renaissance England : essays presented to Fitzroy Pyle( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost tradition : essays on Middle English alliterative poetry by V. J Scattergood( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscripts and ghosts : essays on the transmission of medieval and early renaissance literature in England by V. J Scattergood( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays concentrating mainly on the late medieval period in England explores how manuscript books were made, who made them, who owned them, and how they passed from one owner to another."--BOOK JACKET
John Skelton : the career of an early Tudor poet by V. J Scattergood( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Skelton (c.1460-1529) wrote poetry and some prose, in Latin and English, for almost 40 years, circulating his work through manuscript copies and the new medium of print. Skelton was both a priest and a court writer: he was attached to Henry VIII and wrote much at 'the kinges most noble commaundement.' His work deals in praise and blame, the ethical poetic of the Middle Ages: he wrote to promote the good of his country and the moral well-being of the individual. But, within these limits, his work addresses a wide variety of subjects - English relations with France and Scotland, the internal politics of the Tudor court and the ambitions of Cardinal Wolsey, heresy and the threats of Lutheransim - in an astonishing variety of genres and forms. This book traces both the course of John Skelton's public career and his developing personal concerns as he restlessly sought to express ideas which were politically relevant and effective in ways which were also aesthetically satisfying. Scattergood offers a chronological, comprehensive assessment of Skelton's output, with special attention to his social and political contexts, including absorbing comments on pertinent topics as diverse as making ale and teaching Latin. Those new to Skelton will welcome such breadth, and specialists will value Scattergood's measured responses to previous evaluations. -- Amazon.com
Reading the past : essays on medieval and renaissance literature by V. J Scattergood( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance texts in honour of John Scattergood : 'The key of all good remembrance' by Anne Marie D'Arcy( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor John Scattergood pioneered the study of the interface of late-medieval literary texts with their historical and political moment. This substantial collection of essays written in his honour by some of the leading scholars in the field explores a rich variety of late-medieval and early Renaissance texts and cultural endeavours. Each essay not only aims to illuminate its chosen topic, but collectively, all illustrate the sheer range of approaches currently available within the wider historicist project."--Jacket
Occasions for writing : essays on medieval and Renaissance literature, politics and society by V. J Scattergood( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, in an introduction to Ben Jonson's poetry, Thom Gunn wrote: "all poetry is occasional: whether the occasion is an external event like a birthday or a declaration of war, whether it is an occasion of the imagination, or whether it is in some sort a combination of the two.' Most of the texts which make up the subject matter for the essays in this book are 'occasional' less in the sense that they are generated by 'occasions of the imagination' and more in the sense that they are responses to 'external' factors. Sometimes these are feelings about nationalism and are inflected through a concern for language, or geographical space, or foreign or domestic policies. Sometimes the occasions for writing are related to broad social factors like class, or the impact of mechanical timekeeping, or the expensiveness of living in London. Sometimes religious issues generate the writing. Sometimes several of these factors are involved at the same time. But whatever the starting point, the writers who include Langland, Chaucer, Hoccleve, Lydgate, Skelton, Wyatt and Leland usually respond in a personalized and engaged way. They seek to have an impact, to influence the course of events and the climate of opinion, or, at the very least, to register approval or disapproval at something which impinges on their world. --Book Jacket
Texts and their contexts : papers from the Early Book Society by V. J Scattergood( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and gloss : studies in insular learning and literature presented to Joseph Donovan Pheifer( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian culture : interactions, transpositions, translations by Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete English poems of John Skelton by John Skelton( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Scattergood's John Skelton: The Complete English Poems, originally published in 1983, established itself as the leading academic edition with comprehensive notes. But it has long been out of print. In this revised edition the text is little altered, but the Introduction has been extensively updated to take account of recent Skelton scholarship and the section on Further Reading has been expanded to include the more important recent essays and books on the poet. The Notes have been thoroughly revised to bring them up to date and the Glossary has been expanded somewhat. A feature of this revised edition is that a more comprehensive account has been given of the Latin paratexts to some of the poems, which have assumed an increased importance in some recent Skelton scholarship. John Burrow, reviewing the original edition, wrote that it 'deserves to be accepted as the standard late-twentieth-century Skelton' (Times Literary Supplement, 1983). This revised and updated edition intends to make the book useful and authoritative for twenty-first-century readers also. -- from back cover
Transmission and generation in Medieval and Renaissance literature : essays in honour of John Scattergood by Karen Hodder( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediæval Latin lyrics by Helen Waddell( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing excitedly to her sister Meg in 1929, Helen Waddell quotes an early review of Mediaeval Latin Lyrics: 'Miss Waddell has kept her promise well: she promised a volume of translations from those fascinating "vagantes". Some indeed are among the loveliest in any literature; and Miss Waddell has not dulled their brightness. She has come to them not merely with scholarship and literary tact, but with a soul attuned to the thought and feeling and the very idiom of another day. She has the most important of the translator's qualifications - a perfect empathy with her material.'" "Through the marvellous empathy this reviewer unerringly describes, she unlocked some of the secrets and literary achievements of the Middle Ages for the scholar and the general reader alike. The vagantes, to whom the reviewer refers, are also the subject of her earlier book, The Wandering Scholars (1927) which similarly won golden opinions. These two books and her novel Peter Abelard (1933) made her the most famous medievalist of her generation." "And this was no passion fashion. Helen Waddell's books, particularly this one, have informed and inspired generations of medievalists. Mediaeval Latin Lyrics is an authoritative and delightful guide to a period of European civilization and literature, when Latin was still a vibrant means of communication throughout the western world."--Jacket
Skelton and the elegy by V. J Scattergood( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Leonardo's garden by V. J Scattergood( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shorter poems
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The lost tradition : essays on Middle English alliterative poetryManuscripts and ghosts : essays on the transmission of medieval and early renaissance literature in EnglandStudies in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance texts in honour of John Scattergood : 'The key of all good remembrance'Occasions for writing : essays on medieval and Renaissance literature, politics and societyTexts and their contexts : papers from the Early Book SocietyText and gloss : studies in insular learning and literature presented to Joseph Donovan PheiferItalian culture : interactions, transpositions, translationsMediæval Latin lyrics
Alternative Names
Scattergood, John.

Scattergood John 1940-....

Scattergood, V. J.

Scattergood, V.J. 1940-

Scattergood, V. J. (Vincent John), 1940-

Scattergood, Vincent John

Scattergood, Vincent John 1940-

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