The Ghoulish and the Ghastly: A Moral Aesthetic in Middle English Alliterative Verse
Modern Language Quarterly
ghoulish, ghastly, moral aesthetic, Middle English alliterative verse
English Language and Literature
Examines the various depictions of gruesome apparitions in the alliterative corpus of Middle English verse. Analysis of the favored techniques and shared moral aesthetic of poets; Syntax peculiar to verses that are used by alliterative poets; Implications on literary studies.
Fein, Susanna (1987). The Ghoulish and the Ghastly: A Moral Aesthetic in Middle English Alliterative Verse. Modern Language Quarterly 48(1), 3-17. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/engpubs/97