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Brewer, Charlotte 1956-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 82 publications in 2 languages and 2,086 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  History  Sources  Romances  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PR2013, 821.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charlotte Brewer
Piers Plowman : the Z version by William Langland( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and English, Middle and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasure-house of the language : the living OED by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legendary Oxford English Dictionary today contains over 600,000 words and a staggering 2,500,000 quotations to illuminate the meaning and history of those words. A glorious, bursting treasure-house, the OED serves as a guardian of the literary jewels of the past, a testament to the richness of the English language today and a guarantor of future understanding of the language. In this book, Charlotte Brewer begins her account of the OED at the point where others have stopped - the publication of the final installment of the first edition in 1928 - and carries it through to the metamorphosis of the dictionary into a twenty-first-century electronic medium." "Brewer describes the difficulties of keeping the OED up to date over time and recounts the recurring debates over finances, treatment of contentious words, public vs. scholarly expectations, proper sources of quotations and changing editorial practices. With humour and empathy, she portrays the predilections and personalities of the editors, publishers and assistants, who undertook the Sisyphean task of keeping apace with the modern explosion of vocabulary. Utilising rich archives in Oxford as well as new electronic resources, the author uncovers a history no less complex and fascinating than the Oxford English Dictionary itself."--Jacket
Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the text by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifty-plus extant manuscripts of Piers Plowman have always posed a puzzle to editors and readers. This book is an account of the editions of the poem which have appeared since 1550, when it was first published by the Protestant reformer Robert Crowley. It examines the circumstances in which the editions were produced, the lives and intellectual motivations of the editors, and the relationship between one edition and the next. Brewer places the work of W.W. Skeat at the centre of Piers Plowman editing, showing how he towered above his predecessors and determined the path subsequently taken by editors of the poem, and presents much new biographical information about this extraordinary man. She uses a wide range of published and unpublished material to explain the difficulties of editing the poem and to shed light on attempts to crack one of the major editorial conundrums in medieval studies
Traditions and innovations in the study of Middle English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as the founder of his own academic publishing firm. His working life of some sixty years, from the late 1940s to the 2000s, saw enormous advances in the study of Chaucer and of Arthurian romance, and of medieval literature more generally. He was in the forefront of such changes, and his understandings of Chaucer and of Malory remain at the core of the modern critical mainstream. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central: Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues; class-distinction; narrators and narrative time; lovers and loving in medieval romance; ideals of feminine beauty; love, friendship and masculinities; medieval laughter; symbolic stories, the nature of romance, and the ends of storytelling; the wholeness of Malory's Morte Darthur; modern study of the medieval material book; Chaucer's poetic language and modern dictionaries; and Chaucerian afterlives. This collection builds towards an intellectual profile of a modern medievalist, cumulatively registering how the potential of Derek Brewer's work is being reinterpreted and is renewing itself now and into the future of medieval studies"--Provided by publisher
Crux and controversy in Middle English textual criticism( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions and innovations in the study of Medieval English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as a pioneer in academic publishing. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central, from Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues to the wholeness of Malory's 'Morte Darthur'
Piers Plowman : a facsimile of the Z-text in Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 851 by William Langland( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piers the Plowman by William Langland( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
Traditions and innovations in the study of Middle English literature : the influence of Derek Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Brewer (1923-2008) was one of the most influential medievalists of the twentieth century, first through his own publications and teaching, and later as the founder of his own academic publishing firm. His working life of some sixty years, from the late 1940s to the 2000s, saw enormous advances in the study of Chaucer and of Arthurian romance, and of medieval literature more generally. He was in the forefront of such changes, and his understandings of Chaucer and of Malory remain at the core of the modern critical mainstream. Essays in this collection take their starting point from his ideas and interests, before offering their own fresh thinking in those key areas of medieval studies in which he pioneered innovations which remain central: Chaucer's knight and knightly virtues; class-distinction; narrators and narrative time; lovers and loving in medieval romance; ideals of feminine beauty; love, friendship and masculinities; medieval laughter; symbolic stories, the nature of romance, and the ends of storytelling; the wholeness of Malory's Morte Darthur; modern study of the medieval material book; Chaucer's poetic language and modern dictionaries; and Chaucerian afterlives. This collection builds towards an intellectual profile of a modern medievalist, cumulatively registering how the potential of Derek Brewer's work is being reinterpreted and is renewing itself now and into the future of medieval studies. Charlotte Brewer is Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford; Barry Windeatt is Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Contributors: Elizabeth Archibald, Charlotte Brewer, Mary Carruthers, Christopher Cannon, Helen Cooper, A.S.G. Edwards, Jill Mann, Alastair Minnis, Derek Pearsall, Corinne Saunders, James Simpson, A.C. Spearing, Jacqueline Tasioulas, Robert Yeager, Barry Windeatt
Editing Piers Plowman by Charlotte Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some implications of the Z-text for the textual tradition of Piers Plowman by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piers Plowman version in Bodley 851 : a study of the textual affiliations of Prologue and Passus I-Viii (the Z text) by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gawain-Poet by Ad Putter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longman annotated texts( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of faith in English literature 700-1550 : an introduction by Denise Dyas( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest by Lynda Mugglestone( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history sets out to explore the pioneering endeavours in both lexicography and lexicology which led to the making of the first English dictionary published by Oxford
Editors of Piers Plowman by Charlotte Brewer( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Piers Plownam : the Z. Version by William Langland( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Postnatal or other maternal depression : the experiences, perceptions and recommendations of ten Goulburn Valley women by Charlotte Brewer( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Longman medieval and Renaissance library( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Treasure-house of the language : the living OED
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Editing Piers Plowman : the evolution of the textThe Gawain-PoetImages of faith in English literature 700-1550 : an introductionLexicography and the OED : pioneers in the untrodden forest
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Charlotte Brewer English medievalist and literary scholar

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