Ann W. Astell

Professor
Ann W. Astell is Professor of English at Purdue University. She is the author of Chaucer and the Universe of Learning; Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth, and The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages, all from Cornell.




Eating Beauty
The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
Ann W. Astell explores the ambiguity of the phrase "eating beauty." The phrase evokes the destruction of beauty, the devouring mouth of the grave, the mouth of...



Chaucer and the Universe of Learning
Ann W. Astell
The order of the fragments making up the Canterbury Tales and the structure of that collection have long been questioned. Ann W. Astell proposes that Chaucer intended the order that is preserved in what is known as the Ellesmere manuscript. In...



The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages is a wide-ranging and insightful book that is carefully researched and gracefully written. It is of importance alike to those interested in mysticism, Middle English, the twelfth century, the fourteenth...



The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
The Song of Songs in the Middle Ages is a wide-ranging and insightful book that is carefully researched and gracefully written. It is of importance alike to those interested in mysticism, Middle English, the twelfth century, the fourteenth...



Political Allegory in Late Medieval England
Ann W. Astell
Ann W. Astell here affords a radically new understanding of the rhetorical nature of allegorical poetry in the late Middle Ages. She shows that major English writers of that era—among them, William Langland, John Gower, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Gawain-poet—offered in their works of fiction timely commentary on current events and public issues...








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