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William Dunbar, ‘The Nobill Poyet’: Essays in Honour of Priscilla Bawcutt
Edited by Sally Mapstone

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Subject: Literature
Royal Octavo Illustrated: no
260 pages
ISBN: 1 86232 196 5
Paperback £20

The publication of Priscilla Bawcutt’s complete edition of The Poems of William Dunbar provides the opportunity for a critical stocktaking on Dunbar studies and the chance to map out areas in which more extensive enquiry should be undertaken. This volume of essays thus both celebrates the culmination of scholarship which Bawcutt’s edition represents, and indicates new directions for the next phase of work on one of Scotland’s greatest poets.

Sally Mapstone: Introduction: William Dunbar and the Book Culture of Sixteenth-Century Scotland
1. Catherine van Buuren: The Chepman and Myllar Texts of Dunbar
2. Julia Boffey: The Maitland Folio Manuscript as a Verse Anthology
3. A.S.G. Edwards: Editing Dunbar: the Tradition
4. R.J.Lyall: The Stylistic Relationship between Dunbar and Douglas
5. Janet Hadley Williams: Dunbar and his Immediate Heirs
6. Theo van Heijnsbergen: Dunbar, Scott and the Making of Poetry
7. A.A. MacDonald: Richard Maitland and William Dunbar: Textual Symbiosis and Poetic Individuality
8. J.Derrick McClure: Dunbar’s Metrical Technique
9. Jonathan A. Glenn: Classifying Dunbar: Modes, Manners, and Styles
10. John Corbett: Aureation Revisited: The Latinate Vocabulary of Dunbar’s High and Plain Styles
11. Douglas Gray: ‘Hale, Sterne Superne’ and its Literary Background
12. Elspeth Yeo: A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Priscilla Bawcutt
13. Bibliography
14. Index

Author: Sally Mapstone is Lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.