Gower Bibliography

House Arrest: Modern Archives, Medieval Manuscripts

Echard, Siân. "House Arrest: Modern Archives, Medieval Manuscripts." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 30 (2000), pp. 185-210. ISSN 1082-9636

Review

Echard’s essay is not concerned with Gower directly nor even with the scribes who produced the manuscripts of his works, but instead with our own engagement with and response to Gower and how these are mediated by the conditions in which his manuscripts are now housed and preserved. Drawing upon her own experiences with a wide range of libraries but focusing in particular on two copies of Confessio Amantis (Columbia University, MS Plimpton 265 and Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M690), she offers a number of loosely connected observations on “how archival practices and archival encounters structure and control our reading of medieval books and the texts that they contain

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Confessio Amantis
Manuscripts and Textual Studies

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