The medieval poetics of the reliquary: enshrinement, inscription, performance
Includes bibliographical references (p. -230) and index. The poetics of enshrinement -- Silent inscription, spoken ceremony : Saint Erkenwald and the enshrined judge -- The N-town Assumption's impossible reliquary -- Enshrining form : Pearl as inscriptional object and devotional event -- Reliquaries of the mind : figuration, enshrinement, and performance in The pardoner's tale.
- LCC: PR255
- Dewey Decimal: 820.9/382
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xvi, 245 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Edition Info: (alk. paper)
- Chaucer, Geoffrey,d. 1400 -- Book of the Duchesse
- Saint Erkenwald (Middle English poem)
- N-Town plays
- Pearl (Middle English poem)
- English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
- Reliquaries, Medieval
- Sacred space in literature
- Inscriptions in literature
- Performance in literature
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