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Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn

Works: 26 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 3,804 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Manuscripts  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: Z106.5.G7, 821.1
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Most widely held works by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Written work : Langland, labor, and authorship( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written Work marks a major shift in orientation by focusing on William Langland instead of Piers Plowman, offering a set of readings that assertively and unapologetically seeks to place the poet himself in history. The five original historicist studies collected here are less concerned with searching for Langland's identity in medieval records than with examining the marks, even scars, left on him by the history he touched
Reformist apocalypticism and Piers Plowman by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the need for scholarly attention to the field of alternative, non-Augustinian apocalypticism and its implications for the study of Piers Plowman. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton discusses the major prophets and visionaries of such alternative traditions, who are characterised by their denunciation of clerical abuses, the urging of religious reform, and an ultimate historical optimism. Her book offers a proposal for the importance of such traditions, particularly as represented in the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, to the understanding of Langland's visionary mode and reformist ideology. Dr Kerby-Fulton also explores the relevance of the prophetic mentality fostered by Joachite thought, and the reactionary response which it triggered in antimendicant eschatology. Above all, this book provides a stimulating challenge to assumptions that Langland's views of the course and end of history are wholly conventional, or easily explained by Augustinian eschatology. The outcome of this study of contexts for Piers Plowman suggests that Langland's position in relation to different apocalyptic traditions was at once more sophisticated and more original than scholars have hitherto realised
Iconography and the professional reader : the politics of book production in the Douce Piers Plowman by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and Denise L. Despres examine this evidence for what it can tell us about the politics of late-medieval manuscript preparation and the scholarly direction of manuscript use. A study of great significance for medieval scholars, Iconography and the Professional Reader forcefully argues the importance of professional readers and utility-grade manuscripts in comprehending the meditative, mnemonic, performative, and subversive nature of late-medieval reading
Voices in dialogue : reading women in the Middle Ages by Linda Olson( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a dialogue format, contributors to this collection of essays outline key issues in the cultural history of medieval women. Many of the essays in this volume provide compelling evidence that women in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages achieved an accomplished form of literacy, and became actively involved in literary networks of textual production and exchange. These essays also present new research on questions of the literacy and authorship of historical women. In so doing they demonstrate that medieval women, like many medieval men, did not read in isolation, but were surrounded and assisted by both male and female colleagues ... Voices in Dialogue challenges the historical and literary work of modern medieval scholars by questioning traditionally accepted evidence, methodologies, and conclusions. It will push those engaged in the field of medieval studies to reflect upon the manner in which they conceive, write, and teach history, as it urges them to situate historical women prominently within the intellectual and spiritual culture of the Middle Ages."--Jacket
Opening up Middle English manuscripts : literary and visual approaches by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts. It is intended for students and scholars who are familiar with some of the major Middle English literary works, such as The Canterbury Tales, Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman, and the romances, mystical works or cycle plays, but who may not know much about the surviving manuscripts. The book approaches these texts in a way that takes into account the whole manuscript or codex--its textual and visual contents, physical state, readership, and cultural history. Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts also explores the function of illustrations in fashioning audience response to particular authors and their texts over the course of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries."--Publisher's website
Books under suspicion : censorship and tolerance of revelatory writing in late medieval England by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the censorship issues that propelled the major writers of the period toward their massive use of visionary genres, this book examines controversial ideas as diverse as the early experimental humanism of Chaucer, censured beatific vision theology and the breakdown of Langland's 'A Text'
The Medieval professional reader at work : evidence from manuscripts of Chaucer, Langland, Kempe, and Gower( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in medieval manuscript studies and reading practices : essays in honor of Derek Pearsall by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gathers the contributions of senior and junior scholars-all indebted to the pathbreaking work of Derek Pearsall-to showcase new research prompted by his rich and ongoing legacy as a literary critic, editor, and seminal founder of Middle English manuscript studies. The contributors aim both to honor Pearsall's work in the field he established and to introduce the complexities of interdisciplinary manuscript studies to students already familiar with medieval literature. The contributors explore a range of issues, from the study of medieval literary manuscripts to the history of medieval books, libraries, literacy, censorship, and the social classes who used the books and manuscripts-nobles, children, schoolmasters, priests, merchants, and more. In addressing reading practices, essays provide a wealth of information on marginal commentaries, images and interpretive methods, international transmission, and early print and editorial methods. "New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices marks the heritage of the distinguished scholar Derek Pearsall while highlighting his continuing influence on medieval manuscript studies. Buoyed by fine work of senior scholars, the collection also introduces readers to stimulating work by an upcoming generation of more recent practitioners, all of whom address crucial issues in the field: the particulars of individual manuscripts, including scribal practice, marginal commentary, and audience reception. The result is a fine collection at once canonical in some respects and innovative in others."--Paul H. Strohm, Anna S. Garbedian Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, Columbia University."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Women and the divine in literature before 1700 : essays in memory of Margot Louis( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval reader : reception and cultural history in the late medieval manuscript( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbot Joachim of Fiore and Joachimism : selected articles by E. Randolph Daniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these articles, Daniel argues that Abbot Joachim of Fiore was a disciple of Bernard of Clairvaux whose tertius status was reformist, not millenialist. Joachim looked forward to the coming of a thoroughly reformed, holy church to be achieved in the near future by reform of the episcopate and the clergy
The voice of honest indignation : a study of reformist apocalypticism in relation to Piers Plowman by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, 7 by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformist Apocalypticism and Piers Plowman by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Storie of Asneth and its literary relations : the Bride of Christ tradition in late Medieval England by Heather A Reid( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the fifteenth-century, "Storie of Asneth", a late-medieval English translation of a Jewish Hellenistic romance about the Patriarch, Joseph, and his Egyptian wife, Asneth (also spelled Aseneth, Asenath). Belonging to the collection of stories known as The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and derived from Jewish Midrash, the story was widely read among medieval religious in England in Latin before being translated into the vernacular for devotional purposes. Part of this study considers and identifies the aristocratic female patron (Elizabeth Berkeley) and author (John Walton) of the fifteenth-century Middle English text, based on literary, historical, and manuscript evidence from the sole surviving copy of the text in Huntington Library EL.26.A.13, a manuscript once owned by John Shirley. Also explored is the ritualistic pattern of events in the text (original to its Hellenistic origins) that coincides with ancient female initiation rites as we understand them from recent studies of Greek mythology. Centred in the narrative, culminating Asneth's liminal seclusion, is her sacred marriage with a heavenly being. The argument suggests that in the Middle Ages this sacred consummation would have been interpreted as the union of God with the soul, similar to the love union in the Song of Songs. In the Christian tradition it is referred to as mystical marriage. Early Christian exegesis supports that Joseph was considered a prefigurement of Christ in the Middle Ages. In her role as divine consort and Joseph's wife, Asneth would also have been identified as a type of Ecclesia in the Middle Ages--the symbolic bride of Christ. Patterns of female initiation in the story are also reflected in the hagiographical accounts of female saints, female mystics, and the ritual consecration of nuns to their orders, especially where they focus on marriage to Christ. The similarity of Asneth with Ecclesia, and therefore Asneth's identity as a type of the church in the Middle Ages, is then explored in the context of the theology of the twelfth-century Cistercian prophet, Joachim of Fiore. The thirteenth-century Canterbury manuscript, Cambridge Corpus Christi College MS 288 (CCCC MS 288), which holds a Latin copy of Asneth also contains one of the earliest Joachite prophecies in England, known as Fata Monent. The study suggests Asneth may have held theological currency for early followers of Joachim of Fiore in England
[Rezension von:] Sandler, Lucy Freeman: Omne Bonum : a fourteenth-century encyclopedia of universal knowledge : British Library Royal 6E VI-6 VII. - London : Miller: 1996 by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cato, Christ, and Piers : the Disticha Catonis and Christian literacy in Piers Plowman by Patricia Ann Baer( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Langland's use of moral distichs from the medieval text known as the Disticha Catonis has been noted but never critically examined as a whole. The figure of 'Cato' and the distichs attributed to him stand out in Piers Plowman. I will begin by placing both Piers and the Disticha in their medieval literary context. Questions of audience and literacy have always been central to Piers, and I will look at the way in which Langland's use of Latin quotations from the Disticha relates to these issues. I will also examine the role of 'Cato' and the distichs in Piers in order to dispell the prevailing critical view that 'Cato' represented a pagan authority. The medieval Christian commentaries which accompanied the Disticha illuminate Piers as well. Critics have often wondered why Langland choose to write in a mixture of languages. 'Cato' and the Disticha are part of the answer
Rhetoric of martyrs : transmission and reception history of the "Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas." by Erin Ann Ronsse( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work represents an interdisciplinary consideration of the ongoing significance of an early Christian martyr narrative from Roman North Africa, the Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas, which remains extant only in medieval hagiographic manuscripts. By emphasizing the genre and material basis for interpreting this historical work of religious literature, I work to elucidate the several catechetical, liturgical, devotional, and academic contexts in which Perpetua, Felicitas, and their companions initially achieved prominence and have maintained a measure of influence. Though other scholars have tended to focus immediately on the person of Perpetua, I discuss the text holistically as highlighting Christian visionary and rhetorical successes. This reading respects the Passion's original narrative functions while challenging ideas about the relationship between classical education and Christian prayer practices. My own methodological approach also combines critical, experiential knowledge with thorough codicological, artifactual, and original language research to encourage an informed discourse with the past. To test and develop ideas, I particularly examine the Passion's reception history in medieval England. Important justifications for this geographic focus include the fact that the bulk of extant manuscripts relating to what is now regarded as the Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, a single Latin text, are from medieval England and not all English manuscript sources are yet recognized in existing critical editions. In addition to Anglo-Latin legendaries, the narrative was recalled in the Old English Martyrology and Peter of Cornwall's Liber reuelationum (now Lambeth Palace MS 51). Recognizing the liturgical history of textual transmission nuances and, simultaneously, enlarges an understanding of the nature of this martyr narrative. Also, that there are no known long versions of the work in Middle English is meaningful given the relative popularity of other courtly lives of women saints, and I discuss how and why the appeal of the hagiographic account changes. By explaining-for the first time medieval English responses to the Africans Perpetua and Felicitas, I also recognize the dynamic cultural interactions shaping literary canons: in historical contexts, it is the educational model of Perpetua and Felicitas that has kept their memories alive and versions of their martyrdom in circulation
Christina of Markyate's biographer and his work by Thea Mary Todd( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medieval Reader : reception and cultural history in the Late Medieval manuscript( )

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

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Iconography and the professional reader : the politics of book production in the Douce Piers Plowman
Reformist apocalypticism and Piers PlowmanIconography and the professional reader : the politics of book production in the Douce Piers PlowmanVoices in dialogue : reading women in the Middle AgesBooks under suspicion : censorship and tolerance of revelatory writing in late medieval EnglandThe medieval reader : reception and cultural history in the late medieval manuscriptAbbot Joachim of Fiore and Joachimism : selected articlesReformist Apocalypticism and Piers PlowmanThe Medieval Reader : reception and cultural history in the Late Medieval manuscript
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Fulton, Kathryn K.- 1955-

Fulton, Kathryn Kerby-.

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Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn

Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn Elizabeth.

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