Julian of Norwich the best-known of the medieval mystics today. The text of her Revelation has circulated continually since the fifteenth century, but the twentieth century saw a massive expansion of her popularity. Theological or literary-historical studies of Julian may remark in passing on her popularity, but none have attempted a detailed study of her reception. This collection fills that gap: it outlines the full reception history from the extant manuscripts to the present day, looking at Julian in devotional cultures, in modernist poetry and present-day popular literature, and in her iconography in Norwich, both as a pilgrimage site and a tourist attraction.
SRARAH SALIH is Senior Lecturer in English at King's College London, UK. DENISE N. BAKER is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.
Release date Australia
December 18th, 2009
Edited by Denise Nowakowski Baker
Edited by Sarah Salih