This book solidifies and adds nuance to our understanding of speech and language in later medieval literature. --John Fyler, author of Language and the Declining World in Chaucer, Dante, and Jean de Meun
David Coley's lucid readings of medieval English poetry show how speech makes and amends social, and even spiritual, realities. A timely swerve from written text to human voice; recommended. --David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania
About the Author
David K. Coley is assistant professor of English at Simon Fraser University. He has published articles in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology and the Chaucer Review.