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Word of the month: Some Italianisms in the Port Books of Southampton

A map of medieval Southampton based on the Terrier of 1454: http://3dvisa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/paper_jones.htmlMy previous AND blog [July 2016] on luxury fabric colours introduced the study of Anglo-Norman...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 21 Oct 2016

acrostic, abece, poyse

Three terms for the price of one in this blog post.  An abece (or an abc) is a poem where each line or each stanza (or even each word in a stanza, in one particularly jazzy Latin example) begins with...
From: Stylisticienne on 27 Sep 2016

caesura

This technical term provides a good example of the mis-named, the loosely-defined, the nameless and the only-belatedly-named in Middle English poetics.  It’s a word sometimes flung about by...
From: Stylisticienne on 19 Sep 2016

The Kingis Quair

A sneak preview of part of a work in progress, though I promise you that other blog posts will be very soon on their way (including all you might ever want to know about the caesura in Middle English poetry)....
From: Stylisticienne on 13 Sep 2016

Death of the Middle English Virelai

Just a quick post to say that my article on a group of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century lyrics which in the past were misidentified as Middle English virelais has been published in Medium Ævum 85.1...
From: Stylisticienne on 31 Jul 2016

Word of the Month: Sky blue, peacock blue, indigo and luxury fabric colours

As part of my PhD thesis, I have been researching language contact between Anglo-Norman and dialects of medieval Italian.The AND currently only has five entries labelled as Italianisms: comyt< It. comito...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 28 Jul 2016

Form and Fashion in Lancastrian Poems

Here’s the text of the short talk I’m giving as part of a Roundtable discussion (Session 5D) on ‘After Chaucer’ at the New Chaucer Society Congress on Tuesday afternoon. In...
From: Stylisticienne on 12 Jul 2016

Word of the Month: body-parts ‘canel’, ‘canole’, ‘eskanel’, ‘chanel’, and which is which?

Part of the current revision process of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is the provision of (live) links to other relevant dictionaries for every single entry. This places all Anglo-Norman...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Jun 2016

Middle English Literary Theory

I’m off to the University of Sussex tomorrow to take part in a workshop on Middle English Literary Theory: Keywords and Methodologies, organised by Katie Walter and James Wade.  I’m giving...
From: Stylisticienne on 15 Jun 2016

Word of the Month: Decoration

The primary focus of the present AND project involves the editing of those entries beginning with the letters N, O, P and U. In addition to this, the editors have designed and implemented a series of semantic...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 24 May 2016

Word of the Month: April showers

‘Sweete April showers, Doo spring Maie flowers’[1]. From the late 16th century, Brits appear to have hoped that poor weather in the month of April would give way to sunnier days come May, though...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 18 Apr 2016

WoM: 'Easter' or 'Pasche'

Before the AND starts its well-deserved Easter break, let’s have a look at the word - Easter - in its medieval context of multilingual England. While Middle English used the word ester(n for this...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 21 Mar 2016

Word of the Month: Purple

As the editors of the AND work their way towards the end of the revision of the letter ‘P’, one of the entries being rewritten is that of the colour purpre, that is, ‘purple’[1]....
From: Anglo-Norman words on 22 Feb 2016

A Queenly Prologue & Epilogue

As I explained in a previous post, over New Year’s I stumbled upon a little-noticed prologue, uniquely preserved in London, British Library MS Harley 7578.  It prefaces the Liber Proverbiorum,...
From: Stylisticienne on 19 Feb 2016

Purity is a Proud Toad's Game, a Fable from Jacques de Vitry

La Fontaine, Book I, Fable 3. Chauveau illustrations, 1668.by KARL STEELWhile doing some philological noodling with the word "fabulous" (because what else does one do on sabbatical?), I found, in...
From: In the Middle on 18 Feb 2016

A Grumpy Valentine

On Valentine’s Day, of course, a fifteenth-century Valentine’s ballade.  By coincidence, I found this one in the manuscript which preserves the proverbial text translated for Margaret...
From: Stylisticienne on 14 Feb 2016

WoM: Anglo-Norman at the inn (Manières de Langage)

– Syre, ou pensez vous chivacher anoet?– Sire, a la prochene ville, si Dieu plest.– Sire, que l’apellez la prochyin ville?– Sire, l’apellent Oxone, verement.[...]–...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 26 Jan 2016

Fit for a Queen

This post is really just the story of how one thing leads to another in research.  It’s also to tell you about what I’ve been working on in the last three weeks, a sudden and unexpected...
From: Stylisticienne on 25 Jan 2016

Word of the Month: Lit

The recent windy Welsh weather has certainly made staying in bed an attractive proposition this week! That got us wondering about what the Anglo-Norman Dictionary could tell us about where people slept...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Nov 2015

Word of the Month: Horsemanship - The Anglo-Norman Horse (part 2)

(Tristan and Yseult in Roman du Chevalier by Gassien de Poitiers, 15th Century) Tristran i fet Ysod mener <1140>E par la raigne la senestre.Caerdins li chevauche a destreE vount d’envoisures...
From: Anglo-Norman words on 30 Oct 2015

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