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Cooper, Helen 1947-

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The English romance in time : transforming motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the death of Shakespeare by Helen Cooper( )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English Romance in Time explores English romance literature across the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, studying romance motifs - quests and fairy mistresses, passionate heroines and rudderless boats and missing heirs - from the first emergence of the genre in French and Anglo-Norman in the twelfth century down to the early seventeenth. This is a continuous story, since the same romances that constituted the largest and most sophisticated body of secular fiction in the Middle Ages went on to enjoy a new and vibrant popularity at all social levels in black-letter prints, as the pulp fiction of the Tudor age. This embedded culture was reworked for political and Reformation propaganda and for the 'writing of England', as well as providing a generous reservoir of good stories and dramatic plots. The different ways in which the same texts were read over several centuries, or the same motifs shifted meaning as understanding and usage altered, provide a revealing and sensitive measure of historical and cultural change. The book looks at those processes of change as well as the way the motifs themselves work, to offer a historical semantics of the language of romance conventions. It uncovers how politics and romance intersect - the point where romance comes true." "The historicizing of the study of literature is belatedly leading to a wider recognition that the early modern world is built on medieval foundations. This book explores both the foundations and the building."--Jacket
The Canterbury tales by Helen Cooper( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition incorporates a broader representation of the most significant recent scholarship and criticism, reflecting current research into Chaucer's historical and social context and developments in the interpretation of Chaucer's presentation of women." "The book is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to the Tales yet produced, bringing together a wide range of disparate material and providing a readable commentary on all aspects of the work. It combines the comprehensive coverage of a reference book with the coherence of a critical account and, since its first publication in 1989, has established itself as a standard work on the Tales."--Jacket
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a verse translation by Keith Harrison( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new verse translation of one of the tales of the Arthurian cycle uses a modern alliterative pattern. The tale is based on two separate Celtic motifs of the Beheading & Exchange of Winnings, brought together by an anonymous 14th-century poet
The structure of the Canterbury tales by Helen Cooper( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Engelse dichter (ca. 1340-1400)
Shakespeare and the medieval world by Helen Cooper( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a panoramic overview of the influence of medieval culture on Shakespeare's plays and poems that opens up new vistas within his work uncovering the richness of his inheritance
Pastoral : mediaeval into Renaissance by Helen Cooper( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le morte Darthur : the Winchester manuscript by Thomas Malory( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte D'Arthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, "knight prisoner." This edition is the first designed for the general reader based on the "Winchester manuscript," which represents what Malory wrote more closely than the version printed by William Caxton. Extensively annotated, this edition is highly user-friendly. - Publisher
Medieval Shakespeare : pasts and presents by Ruth Morse( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many, Shakespeare represents the advent of modernity. It is easy to forget that he was in fact a writer deeply embedded in the Middle Ages, who inherited many of his shaping ideas and assumptions from the medieval past. This collection brings together essays by internationally renowned scholars of medieval and early modern literature, the history of the book and theatre history to present new perspectives on Shakespeare and his medieval heritage. Separated into four parts, the collection explores Shakespeare and his work in the context of the Middle Ages, medieval books and language, the British past, and medieval conceptions of drama and theatricality, together showing Shakespeare's work as rooted in late medieval history and culture. Insisting upon Shakespeare's complexity and medieval multiplicity, Medieval Shakespeare gives readers the opportunity to appreciate both Shakespeare and his period within the traditions that fostered and surrounded him"--
The long fifteenth century : essays for Douglas Gray( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Long Fifteenth Century is a companion volume to Douglas Gray's ground-breaking Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose." "The fifteen essays portray the fifteenth century as a major period of literature in its own right. The contributors to this volume - many of them leading scholars in the field - offer important rereadings of both familiar and under-studied works and genres, and demonstrate how closely the literature of the period is bound up with political and social conditions. The generic variety of the century's writings is addressed in essays ranging from the prose romance to the ballad, visions of purgatory to morality plays; and there are specific studies of writers from Hoccleve and Lydgate to Skelton, along with essays on the Chaucerian tradition and Scottish writings of the period." "Written in honour of Douglas Gray, to mark his long and distinguished tenure of the J.R.R. Tolkien Professorship of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, this volume also incorporates a bibliography of his published writings."--Jacket
Medieval into Renaissance : essays for Helen Cooper by Andrew King( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The borderline between the periods commonly termed "medieval" and "Renaissance," or "medieval" and "early modern," is one of the most hotly, energetically and productively contested faultlines in literary history studies. The essays presented in this volume both build upon and respond to the work of Professor Helen Cooper, a scholar who has long been committed to exploring the complex connections and interactions between medieval and Renaissance literature. The contributors re-examine a range of ideas, authors and genres addressed in her work, including pastoral, chivalric romance, early English drama, and the writings of Chaucer, Langland, Spenser and Shakespeare. As a whole, the volume aims to stimulate active debates on the ways in which Renaissance writers used, adapted, and remembered aspects of the medieval
Shakespeare and the Middle Ages : inaugural lecture delivered 29 April 2005 by Helen Cooper( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malory's Le morte D'Arthur : anatomy of a legend( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The richly embroidered story of King Arthur as set down by Sir Thomas Malory during the Middle Ages has intrigued generations. P.J.C. Field, president of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society, Helen Cooper, editor of the Oxford edition of Le Morte Darthur and medievalist Kevin J. Harty begin this survey by assessing the historical and apocryphal underpinnings of the Arthurian legend. Then the program examines each section of Malory's Le Morte Darthur supported by reenactments, location footage and works of art
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Twelfth night( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Malory's Le Morte Darthur, the anonymously authored Sir Gawain and the Green Knight represents a watershed in the development of the Arthurian tradition. Drawing on insights from Nicholas Perkins, a specialist on medieval English literature and manuscripts at the University of Cambridge; Arthurian expert Kevin J. Harty, of La Salle University; and Helen Cooper, authority on medieval literature at the University of Oxford, this program explicates this complex alliterative poem, examines its treatment of familiar Arthurian themes, and illustrates why it is considered one of the finest romances of the Middle Ages"--Container
Solomon's secret by Saviour Pirotta( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Solomon visits his neighbours Mr. and Mrs. Zee for afternoon tea, he discovers their back yard harbours exotic adventure and limitless possibilities
Oxford guides to Chaucer : the Canterbury tales by Helen Cooper( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary English by Helen Cooper( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anelida and Arcite by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English, Middle and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excellent English by Helen Cooper( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance in time : transforming motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the death of Shakespeare by Helen Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I take my real body : poems( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cooper, Elizabeth Helen, 1947-

Cooper, H.

Helen Cooper Brits filologe

Хелен Купер

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The Canterbury talesSir Gawain and the Green Knight : a verse translationThe structure of the Canterbury talesShakespeare and the medieval worldLe morte Darthur : the Winchester manuscriptThe long fifteenth century : essays for Douglas GrayShakespeare and the Middle Ages : inaugural lecture delivered 29 April 2005Oxford guides to Chaucer : the Canterbury tales