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By Marion Turner (editor)

A guide to heart English experiences offers a sequence of unique essays from top literary students that discover the connection among serious thought and past due medieval literature.
• comprises 26 new essays through best students of overdue medieval literature
• units the hot commonplace for an creation to the learn of overdue medieval literature
• Showcases the most up-tp-date state-of-the-art theoretical research
• Demonstrates quite a number ways to past due medieval literature
• Brings jointly serious idea and medieval literature

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Particularly in its medieval uses, it evokes craftsmanship and creativity. In Exodus 25, the work of consecrating, creating holiness, making sacrifice acceptable, hence bridging the human and the divine, takes the form of a finely crafted enclosure, the ark: ‘‘thou schalt make on euer eithir side of Goddis answeryng place twei cherubyns of gold, and betun out with hamer’’ (Wycliffite Bible). ’’ Yahweh’s specifications initiate a series of mediations, from the image of speech itself, to the process of making an imaginary object material.

The ‘‘intellect’’ is a higher power, because it distinguishes the universal from the individual, and thereby enables logic and critical thinking. To whatever degree the imagination abstracts images from the senses, those images remained tied to sensory experience; when we imagine a horse that we have never seen, it will still look like a particular horse, of a certain color and size. 12, 280). As Julian of Norwich’s writing has already shown, however, not all contemplatives are as ambivalent about the imagination as the Cloud author.

Today, memory is an established research topic in disciplines as varied as literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and the neurosciences – and this is by no means an exhaustive list. In her attempt to sum up the diversity of contemporary interest in memory, Astrid Erll notes that while it is cross-disciplinary within academia, it is certainly not limited to its confines: Memory is a topic that integrates disparate elements like no other. An impressively diverse array of public discourses, media, and academic fields are currently examining the question of memory together.

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