John Ford

John Ford
Institut National Universitaire Jean-François Champollion

Doctor of Philosophy

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Since the publication of Joseph Hall’s 1901 edition of King Horn, scholars have almost unquestioningly followed him in interpreting tak in line 800 as ‘give’. This makes sense of a difficult passage in lines 799-804, where King Thurston advises his son not to make Horn a rival in love. While this gloss permits a logical reading, it is neither the o...
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The Middle English verse romance, Capystranus, contains 32 numerical expressions in fewer than 580 lines, some of which are spelled out, others are in Roman numerals, while the rest are in mixed orthographical/numerical forms. Values range between one and 100,000 and contain up to four individual lexemes requiring as many as six syllables to be exp...
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Bien que les romans en vers anglais des XIIIe et XIVe siècles aient beaucoup en commun avec la nouvelle moderne, il est rare que l’on fasse le lien entre eux. La position qu’occupent les romans en vers par rapport aux plus longues épopées est comparable à la place de la nouvelle par rapport au roman moderne, et on notera que le terme français “nouv...
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The fourteenth-century Middle English verse romance, Amis and Amiloun, is a well known exemplum of ideal friendship. The two characters exhibit all the traits of mutual loyalty that one expects in sworn brothers, and much description is offered in the text relating how much they resemble each other. What is often overlooked is how different they re...
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Most modern readers from literate societies have little difficulty in equating verse with literacy. The very presentation of poetry on the page - with line breaks, stanza divisions, the occasional caesura - shows poetry to be informed by visualization of language as much as by any quality of sound. The traditional fourteen-line sonnet of Shakespear...
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Introduction to the special issue 'Transitional Texts: Drifting between the Oral and the Written' (Sarali Gintsburg, John C. Ford y Asier Barandiaran Amarika, eds.)
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Special issue of Rilce revisits the topic of "transitional texts" . This term was coined by Albert Lord in his now seminal "The Singer of Tales" and the Oral-Formulaic theory, who soon rejected both the term and the idea behind it. We invite the reader to revisit this concept and rethink the possible manifestations of transitionality in the oral-wr...
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While many seemingly implausible aspects of Gamelyn have been shown to accurately reflect the workings of law amongst the rural gentry in fourteenth-century England, some details remain perplexing. One is the local knights’ unaccountable plan to split an inheritance between a certain Sir John’s two oldest boys, consistent with neither their own inc...
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This article examines the somewhat perplexing pride that can be shown in the antebellum and Confederate history of the Old South on the one hand, and the celebration of African-American heritage and pride in an integrated New South on the other. It examines how each is celebrated in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on the way in which the Old South was r...
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Although largely forgotten today, the story of Amys and Amilioun was one of the most popular legends of the Middle Ages. Initially recounted in Latin, it quickly passed into most European vernacular languages. It has therefore rightly drawn the attention of both single-language specialists and comparativists interested in medieval languages and lit...
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John Ford, Center Universitaire Jean-Fancois Champollion, jhnford@aol.com