Title

Mary to Veronica: John Audelay's Sequence of Salutations to God-Bearing Women

Publication Title

Speculum

Publication Date

10-2011

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1017/S0038713411002454

Keywords

Medieval poetry, religious poetry, English poetry

Disciplines

Literature in English, British Isles | Medieval Studies

Abstract

Literary historians have been working productively in recent years to reclaim the texture of early-fifteenth-century English poetry in contexts of politics and religion. To the list of major authors we should add John Audelay, chaplain of Knockin (fl. 1417–26), setting him equally beside his contemporaries Thomas Hoccleve, John Lydgate, and Margery Kempe. As a vernacular poet with a name, a provenance, and a rich body of work, Audelay warrants serious regard. His oeuvre displays an artistry that is different from, but as innovative and revelatory of his times as, those of his celebrated contemporaries.

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Publisher Location

Chicago, IL


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