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Bradbury, Nancy M.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 1,040 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy M Bradbury
Writing aloud : storytelling in late medieval England by Nancy Mason Bradbury( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Nancy Bradbury presents a spectrum of medieval English romances that extends from the fragmentary remains of a predominantly oral tradition to a writerly work that proclaims its own place in the European tradition of canonical poetry. By focusing on works composed at the interface of oral and literary tradition, Bradbury tracks the movement of folkloric patterns from the shared culture of oral storytelling to the realm of elite literature."--Jacket
Medieval women and their objects by Nancy Bradbury( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking closely at the meanings--literal and figurative--of the complex relationship of medieval women to material possessions. The essays gathered in this volume present multifaceted considerations of the intersection of objects and gender within the cultural contexts of late medieval France and England. Some take a material view of objects, showing buildings, books, and pictures as sites of gender negotiation and resistance and as extensions of women's bodies. Others reconsider the concept of objectification in the lives of fictional and historical medieval women by looking closely at their relation to gendered material objects, taken literally as women's possessions and as figurative manifestations of their desires. The opening section looks at how medieval authors imagined fictional and legendary women using particular objects in ways that reinforce or challenge gender roles. These women bring objects into the orbit of gender identity, employing and relating to them in a literal sense, while also taking advantage of their symbolic meanings. The second section focuses on the use of texts both as objects in their own right and as mechanisms by which other objects are defined. The possessors of objects in these essays lived in the world, their lives documented by historical records, yet like their fictional and legendary counterparts, they too used objects for instrumental ends and with symbolic resonances. The final section considers the objectification of medieval women's bodies as well as its limits. While this at times seems to allow for a trade in women, authorial attempts to give definitive shapes and boundaries to women's bodies either complicate the gender boundaries they try to contain or reduce gender to an ideological abstraction. This volume contributes to the ongoing effort to calibrate female agency in the late Middle Ages, honoring the groundbreaking work of Carolyn P. Collette"--Publisher description
Audiences and intentions : a book of arguments by Nancy Mason Bradbury( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf : a dual-language edition from Latin and Middle English printed editions( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before discourse : protocol of the fiftieth colloquy, 16 December 1984 by George L Kustas( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing aloud : the minstrel style in five Middle English narratives by Nancy M Bradbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Telling images by Nancy Mason Bradbury( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue Time, measure, and value in Chaucer's art and Chaucer's world( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before discourse by George L Kustas( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing Aloud: Storytelling in Late Medieval England by Nancy Mason Bradbury( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Proverb as Embedded Microgenre in Chaucer and The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Because current genre theory lays such heavy emphasis on fluid mixing among and within genres, this essay asks what might be learned by attending closely to a set of sharply delineated generic boundaries, those created when small but complete and recognizable genres ("microgenres") are embedded within longer genres, a nearly universal and yet under-theorized practice in medieval literature. Focusing on the proverb and drawing upon Bakhtin's spectacularly ambitious outline for a final major work, "The Problem of Speech Genres, " the article uses examples from The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, and the anonymous Middle English Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolf to demonstrate that the proverb's brevity and its clearly defined, yet voice-permeable, boundaries enable a variety of important effects. Embedded in longer works, medieval proverbs act as generative miniature theories that transform the situations to which they are applied. They indicate courses of action, encapsulate worldviews, console and reconcile their recipients to the ways of this world, and mediate for fictional characters and for readers the overwhelming variety of lived experience
 
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Writing aloud : storytelling in late medieval England
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Audiences and intentions : a book of arguments
Alternative Names
Bradbury, Nancy Mason.

Languages
English (44)

Polish (1)