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Walsingham in Literature and Culture from the Middle Ages to Modernity

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Walsingham was medieval England's most important shrine to the Virgin Mary and a popular pilgrimage site. Following its modern revival it is also well known today. For nearly a thousand years, it has been the subject of, or referred to in, music, poetry and novels (by for instance Langland, Erasmus, Sidney, Shakespeare, Hopkins, Eliot and Lowell). But only in the last twenty years or so has it received serious scholarly attention. This volume represents the first collection of multi-disciplinary essays on Walsingham's broader cultural significance. Contributors to this book focus on the hitherto neglected issue of Walsingham's cultural impact: the literary, historical, art historical and sociological significance that Walsingham has had for over six hundred years. The collection's essays consider connections between landscape and the sacred, the body and sexuality and Walsingham's place in literature, music and, more broadly, especially since the Reformation, in the construction of cultural memory. The historical range of the essays includes Walsingham's rise to prominence in the later Middle Ages, its destruction during the English Reformation, and the presence of uncanny echoes and traces in early modern English culture, including poems, ballads, music and some of the plays of Shakespeare. Contributions also examine the cultural dynamics of the remarkable revival of Walsingham as a place of pilgrimage and as a cultural icon in the Victorian and modern periods. Hitherto, scholarship on Walsingham has been almost entirely confined to the history of religion. In contrast, contributors to this volume include internationally known scholars from literature, cultural studies, history, sociology, anthropology and musicology as well as theology.

Author Biography

Dominic Janes is a Lecturer in Art History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Gary Waller is Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies in the School of Humanities at Purchase College, State University of New York, USA. Dominic Janes, Gary Waller, Stella A. Singer, Michael P. Carroll, Susan Signe Morrison, Simon Coleman, Carole Hill, Nigel Yates, John Twyning, Susan Dunn-Hensley, Bradley Brookshire, Alison A. Chapman, Barry Spurr.
Release date Australia
April 28th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Dominic Janes Edited by Gary Waller
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
268
Dimensions
156x234x16
ISBN-13
9780754669241
Product ID
3920655

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