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Thise Stories Beren Witnesse

The Landscape of the Afterlife in Medieval and Post-Medieval Imagination

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This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznan (Poland), in November 2009. The papers cover a wide range of approaches to the issue of the afterlife, heaven and hell in Old and Middle English as well as post-medieval literature.
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Liliana Sikorska, PhD in 1994, D. Litt, in 1996; visiting scholar at the University of Florida, Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles; visiting professor at the American University, Washington, DC, Fulbright professor at Cornell University; head of the Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics. She is the author or co-author of eight books on medieval English Literature, Contemporary English and Irish Literature.


Contents: Michael Alexander: The landscape of the afterlife in medieval and post-medieval imagination - Rafal Boryslawski: Between ofergyhg and wraeclastas: Pride and exile in the speculative afterlife of Christ and Satan - Anna Czarnowus: Muhammad in Hell, or Dante and William Langland on the prophet's afterlife - Sabine Heinz: Afterlife and Celtic concepts of the Otherworld - Dwight Holbrook: The 'after' in medieval afterlife: A vertical or horizontal arrow of time? - L Lukasz Hudomiet: Unreal wonderlands - The quest for Paradise in late medieval and Victorian imagination - Barbara Kowalik: Inklings of afterlife: Images of Hell in C.S. Lewis' The great divorce and Charles Williams' Et in sempiternum pereant - Joanna Ludwikowska-Leniec: Access denied: The female "wild zone" in visions of Purgatory by Christina Mirabilis - Jacek Olesiejko: The Anglo-Saxon idea of locus amoenus: The Paradise in the Old English Judgement day II and The Phoenix - Liliana Sikorska: Reading and writing a medievalist text: Adam Thorpe's Hodd. An advertisement in five acts - Andrzej Wicher: Some gender aspects of the motif of penance in selected Middle English romances.