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- ItemOpen AccessAn edition of the middle English poem 'cleanness' and a study of its writing system(2007) Olsen, Kenna Leigh; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemEmbargoCan I Exist Without Prefix?: Reimagining Medieval Poetry as Queer Quasi-Objects(2023-09-21) Pollon, Logan; McGillivray, Murray; Dobson, Kit; Muessig, CarolynContemporary poetry that utilizes medieval poetic forms can alter how one views the monolith of history, as well as provide insight into our present moment. In particular, queer poetry that reimagines the Middle Ages sheds light on an archive seldom explored, which this collection aims to expand. My poetry manuscript, Can I Exist without Prefix?, uses sundry styles of medieval poetry, and invokes various texts and medievalism, to highlight queer presence in the past, and destabilize harmful and inaccurate misconceptions of the Middle Ages circulating in the present moment. The subsequent exegesis, “‘The past remains, therefore, and even returns’: the Quasi-Object in Queer Uses of Medieval Poetry” examines two poetry collections, feeld by Jos Charles and […] by Ava Hofmann, alongside Bruno Latour’s ideas around the quasi-object in We Have Never Been Modern and Elizabeth Freeman’s theory of temporal drag in Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer History, to demonstrate how creative works in the genre destabilize contemporary conversations that view queerness as solely a construct of the present. Jos Charles’ feeld explores transgender identity through agriculture conceits, using a language that is a hybrid of Middle English and cyberspeak. Ava Hofmann’s […] reimagines Old English metrical charms through the creation of an archival manuscript, filled with erasure and lacunae, that documents her transgender experience. My poetry collection joins these works in showing that we are not as far away from the Middle Ages as we think, opening the conversation around, and highlighting the urgent next to explore, queer representation in both the past and present.
- ItemOpen AccessChaucer's The Book of the Duchess: a diplomatic transcription and edition based on Fairfax 16 with introduction and paleographic, textual and explanatory notes(1992) Chong, Choon Ling Lynette; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessChaucer's The book of the Dutchess: transcriptions of MS Bodley 638, MS Tanner 346, and Thynne's print edition of 1532, with collation and proposed stemma(1994) Hoffos, Christine; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessConquest, Identity, and Colonial Discourse in Medieval England: New Perspectives on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Patience(2015-01-23) Carter, Jaclyn; McGillivray, MurrayRecent scholarship has introduced the possibility of literary analysis of medieval texts from the perspective of contemporary postcolonial theory. Although a burgeoning field in medieval studies, postcolonial medieval studies has been met with significant opposition from those scholars who feel it does a disservice to contemporary postcolonial studies and the events that warranted that field's creation. Nevertheless, aspects of conquest and foreign estrangement, and the building of national identity through political rhetoric and literary output, while illuminated by a postcolonial perspective, were just as present in medieval England as they were in recent times--for example in the colonial occupation of Wales. Using prominent theorists such as Stuart Hall and Homi Bhabha, and their theories of diaspora and hybridity, mimicry, and ambivalence respectively, this investigation analyses Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Patience--two poems written in the late fourteenth century in the Welsh Marches--with postcolonial reading strategies.
- ItemOpen AccessDisrupting 'male' narratives: subversive female characters in the works of Chaucer(1994) Radimer, Catherine Anne; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessThe Evelyn de Mille Collection on the Book and the Book Arts(The University of Calgary Libraries, Special Collections Division, 1991) Carnie, Robert H.; Dansereau, Estelle; McGillivray, Murray; Roseneder, Jan; Special Collections; Information Resources; University of Calgary
- ItemOpen AccessFrom phonology to syntax — and back again: Hierarchical structure in Irish and Blackfoot(2017) Windsor, Joseph W.; Flynn, Darin; Ritter, Elizabeth; de Cuba, Carlos; O'Brien, Mary; McGillivray, Murray; Bennett, RyanThe interface between phonology and syntax is a tool that can be used to provide additional evidence for study in one grammatical component or the other. Through understanding how these components interact, one can use syntactic constituent structure to control for prosodic confounds in experimentation. Conversely, one can use phonological evidence to decide between competing syntactic analyses. In ideal cases, phonological and syntactic evidence can be used in tandem, allowing converging evidence to reinforce a hypothesis. In this dissertation, I undertake three case studies to highlight: i. how a knowledge of syntactic constituent structure can increase control over prosodic variables and enable more efficient phonological research; ii. how an understanding of prosodic constituent structure can be used to motivate an underlying syntactic structure at spell-out and enable analysis of morphosyntactic features and operations before spell-out; and, iii. how the use of phonological and syntactic study in tandem can help rule out competing analyses. The first case study utilizes an analysis of syntactic constituent structure to control for different levels of prosodic prominence. The analysis of prominence made possible by syntactic assumptions allows the establishment of a hypothesis into the origins of a stress-shift phenomenon in one dialect of Irish. The second case study correlates observable sound alternations to prosodic boundaries and morpho-syntactic categories in Blackfoot. The analysis of prosodic structure facilitates the formation of a hypothesis about suffixation that is suggested to be the result of syntactic agreement, rather than head-movement operations. The third case study uses the phonological and syntactic analyses from both of the preceding studies and applies those findings to analyze the prosodic and syntactic constituency of demonstratives in both Irish and Blackfoot. A hypothesis towards a common structure for nominal expressions in the two languages is suggested, despite obvious surface differences in realization. Finally, predictions based on that hypothesis are made with questions for future cross-linguistic research. Each of the case studies examined herein contribute to the over-arching goal of the dissertation: To understand how cross-component evidence can provide additional insight and research tools towards a specific problem in one grammatical component or the other.
- ItemEmbargoLost in the Stacks: A Collection of (Auto)Fictions(2020-04-30) Nicol, Jessica; Forlini, Stefania; McGillivray, Murray; Van Herk, Aritha; Cahill, Susan; Wiesenthal, ChrisLost in the Stacks: A Collection of Auto(Fictions) is a cross-genre book about the impossible search for order and answers in an archive of personal and cultural history—the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction, housed at the University of Calgary’s Archives and Special Collections—and the intrinsic chaos that permeates the collection, the writer’s life, and the dissertation project itself. A personal exploration of collecting, objects and things, bodies, and extraordinary flashes within everyday concerns, the book plays with the bounds of fact and fiction in order to explore what it means to tell stories in the generic modes of fiction, memoir, and autofiction. Written in fragments—short stories, personal essay-like vignettes, quotations, images—the project uses a continued focus on serendipity and coincidence to weave seemingly disparate ideas together into a narrative that builds and culminates in a critical afterword about the objects, storytelling methods, and gendered contexts of the book and lengthy dissertation-writing process.
- ItemOpen Access'Mysmetre for defaute of tonge': generative metrics and the editing of Chaucer(1996) Kurtz, Heidi W.; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessPenetralia(2017) Nelson, Brandon; Lai, Larissa; Clarke, Michael; Janovicek, Nancy; McGillivray, MurrayPenetralia is a short fiction collection that occupies the fissures between the minds and bodies of its protagonists. Each story involves an uncanny disruption of identity that results in personal, social, and sexual convulsion and collapse. The convulsions are many: a man finds wisdom in silence when he is numbed and unable to speak during a tooth extraction, a woman uses cuddle parties to escape her anxiety and obsessive rituals, Marlene Dietrich converses casually with a marketer licensing her image posthumously, a confused revolution strikes its first blow after a fertility clinic refuses to inseminate across racial lines, a renowned writer plagiarizes from a schizophrenic homeless man, and a stand-up comedienne listens for echoes of herself from the other side of the spotlight. The mundane combines with the bizarre to disorient and unnerve bodies that have palsied in the grip of a modernity circling back to feed on itself.
- ItemOpen AccessPerforming Pearl: Drama, Middle English Text and Performance Based Research in Medieval Studies(2018-07-10) Gibbings, Colin; Finn, Patrick; McGillivray, Murray; Martini, Clem; Olsen, Kenna L.Can formal performance help support research on medieval texts? Can performance help elucidate medieval texts to unfamiliar audiences? This thesis looks at my efforts over the past two years in my MFA attempting to answer these two questions. My research has covered formal performance practice and two experimental performance pieces which have sought to provide evidence in support of a long-term academic trajectory. My thesis examines my work over two stages handled in four chapters. The first two chapters illustrate development of performance practice. Chapter 2 looks at performance practice in the theatrical field and includes physical and vocal work, creative writing, and research methods. Chapter 3 looks at performance practice in the Medieval Studies field and includes historical context, manuscript studies and language studies. Ultimately, these two chapters attempt to demonstrate how we can bridge Theatre and Medieval Studies. The second two chapters look at my performance work itself. Chapter 4 discusses how I applied the contexts described in chapter 3 to my performances of two medieval poems, the Old English The Wanderer, and the Middle English Pearl. Chapter 5 discusses the development and presentation of both poems. For Pearl, I provide a scene-by-scene breakdown including images to discuss more fully how it felt to perform a medieval poem on stage. Ultimately, I believe my work has shown tremendous potential for performance work within the Medieval Studies framework. Future work will have to be done to answer continued questions. There are not obvious answers to these questions. As I proceed to my PhD, I will be pursuing these answers through what I have learned and developed in my MFA.
- ItemEmbargoRichard Coeur de Lion : an edition based on Gonville and Caius MS 175/96(1995) Bazant, James Walter; McGillivray, MurrayThere has not been a Middle English edition of Richard Coeur de Lion since Brunner's 1913 critical edition. Recently, scholars have begun to question the validity of the assumption that critical editions are authoritative versions of Middle English texts. This thesis attempts to present an authentically medieval version of Richard Coeur de Lion by basing the edition on a single manuscript source (Gonville & Caius MS 175/96). Aside from the provision of a reading text from a later printed version to supplement the four gaps in Gonville & Caius MS 175/96 and a limited number of editorial emendations, this edition of the romance represents the text of an early fifteenth-century manuscript. The edition includes a lengthy glossary. Textual notes detail scribal corrections, editorial emendations, and instances where the manuscript is not clear. The introduction contains a general discussion of the romance, includes a description of Gonville & Caius MS 175/96, and details my general editorial policies.
- ItemOpen AccessRichard Coeur de Lion: an edition based on Gonville & Caius MS 175/96(1995) Bazant, James Walter; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessScholarly electronic publishing in the humanities and social sciences in Canada : a study of the transformation of knowledge communication(The Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada, 1999) Au Yeung, Tim; Archer, Keith; Huebert, Rob; McGillivray, Murray; Clarke, Helen; Girouard, Jacqueline; Beaudoin, Martin; Onn, Shirley; Bell, Jackie; Kerr, James
- ItemOpen Access"Sir Eglamour of Artois" and its dramatic possibilities(2011) Hedlund, Lars Kenneth; McGillivray, Murray
- ItemOpen AccessTreacherous Ties: a Comparative Look at Betrayal in the Norse Myths of the Völsungs and Euripides' House of Atreus Plays(2016) Baird, Dhanya; Bertolin, Reyes; Toohey, Peter; McGillivray, MurrayThe Norse myths featuring the Völsung family and the Greek plays of Euripides are multigenerational mythic arcs containing many acts of betrayals. Yet there are key differences in the way betrayal features in each of the sets of stories studied. Through these differences, it is possible to determine the level of import given to specific family relationships in each of the mythic cycles’ two cultures. Some important differences occur in the way women are perceived in each culture and the level of importance given to close kin versus the society at large. In both mythic cycles, however, betrayal is subject to public scrutiny. The opinion of the cultural group is what decides on the consequences enacted on the betrayer for an act of betrayal. The concept of betrayal, despite being a conservative force, is revealed to be a social mechanism that can over time enact change on the values held by a cultural group.
- ItemOpen AccessTroubled identities: saracen alterity and cultural hybridity in middle english romance(2010) Stook, Jenna Louise; McGillivray, Murray