Jean E. Godsall-Myers, Ph.D. (1981), Bryn Mawr College, is Associate Professor of Humanities at Widener University, where she teaches German and humanities courses. She has published on medieval literature, Anna Seghers, and modern German literature.
All those in medieval literature and culture, as well as readers in linguistics, particularly sociolinguistics.
'This valuable collections of essays examines the significance of the speech act in representative areas of medieval literature [...] The editor proposes to bring together the disciplines of linguistics and literature, and her introduction makes an important contribution to the application of sociolinguistics to literary analysis. [...]
The volume makes a rich contribution to the important question of literary speech, which has implications for our understanding of literary craft, class, gender, linguistic consciousness, power, and modes of argument in medieval literature.'
Laurie Shepard, Sixteenth Century Journal, XXXVI/4, 2005
Table of contents
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction, Jean E. Godsall-Myers
Peccatum linguae and the Punishment of Speech Violations in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, Bettina Lindorfer
He Conquered al the Regne of Femenye: What Chaucer’s Knight doesn’t tell about Theseus, Laurel Broughton
Gender Conflicts, Miscommunication, and Communicative Communities in the Late Middle Ages: The Evidence of Fifteenth-Century German Verse Narratives, Albrecht Classen
With a Silver Spoon in his Mouth? Wolfram’s Courtly Contestants, Jean E. Godsall-Myers
Negotiating the Present: Language and Trouthe in the Franklin’s Tale, Andrea Schutz
Bilingualism and Betrayal in Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale, Tom Shippey
The Discourse of Characterization in Jehan et Blonde, Carol Harvey
Ways of Using Abusive Language in La Celestina, Lourdes Albuixech