These essays for Shunichi Noguchi, by scholars from Britain, the USA and Japan, reflect his approach to English studies and his wide range of interests from Beowulf to Ulysses. The principal focus, however, is on medieval and renaissance studies: nine of the essays are on Arthurian themes, to which Professor Noguchi has devoted his academic life. There are also essays on Beowulf, Chaucer, the York miracle plays, and Shakespeare, as well as textual studies of Gower, Wulfstan, Wycliffe and Caxton.Contributors: SHUICHI AITA, SHINSUKE ANDO, DEREK BREWER, ANTONY DICKINSON, P.J.C. FIELD, KAZUO FUKUDA, EIICHI HAYAKAWA, TADAHIRO IKEGAMI, MIKIKO ISHII, SOUJI IWASAKI, GREGORY K. JEMBER, TOMOMI KATO, EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY,TADAO KUBOUCHI, JOHN LAWLOR, KIYOKAZU MIZOBATA, GEORGE MOOR, TSUYOSHI MUKAI, YUJI NAKAO, FUMIKO OKA, YUZUYO OKUMURA, ISAMU SAITO, SHIRO SHIBA, JAN SIMKO, JUN SUDO, TAKASHI SUZUKI, TOSHIYUKI TAKAMIYA, RAYMOND P. TRIPP.
Power as a Measure of Humanism in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Raymond P Tripp JrJesus, A Trickster in the York Passion Plays - Mikiko Ishii'Greyn' of Martyrdom in Chaucer's Prioress's Tale - Isamu SaitoA Note on 'Nature' in Hamlet - Shinsuke Ando'Allegory of Happiness' in The Merchant of Venice - Soji IwasakiHamlet and 'Modesty' - Shiro ShibaCathleens in Yeats and Joyce: Love's Bitter Mystery - Takashi SuzukiThe Narrator's Function in The Great Gatsby - Eiichi HayakawaThe Significance of Latin Teaching in British Education - Antony DickinsonHauberk and Helm in Malory's Le Morte Darthur - Derek S BrewerHunting, Hawking, and Textual Criticism in Malory's Morte Darthur - Peter J.C. FieldMalory's "Noble Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake", the Vulgate Lancelot and the Post-Vulgate Roman di Graal - Edward Donald KennedyChaucer and Malory: Signs of the Times - Gregory K JemberEditor/Compositor at Work: the case of Caxton's Malory - Toshiyuki TakamiyaModernity of the Middle English Stanzaic Romance Le Morte Arthur - Jan SimkoThe Structure and Tone of the Stanzaic Morte Arthur - Tadahiro IkegamiDe Worde-s Displacement of Malory's Secularization - Tsuyoshi MukaiSome Scribal Differences in Malory - Tomomi KatoOn the Relationship Between the Winchester Malory and Caxton's Malory - Yuji NakaoTexts of 'Be Cynestole' in Wulfstan's Institutes of Polity - Tadao KubouchiChaucer's Use of Words of Old Norse Origin - Jun Sudo'Myn deere herte in Chaucer Troilus and Criseyde - Fumiko OkaNegation in the Wycliffite Sermons - Shuichi AitaSpelling Variations in Cambridge, St John's College MS. B 12 (34) - Yuzuru OkumuraCaxton's Revisions: the Game of Chess, the Mirror of the World, and Reynard the Fox - Kiyokazu MizobataDiscourse Properties and Initial and Final When-Clauses in English Written Narratives - Kazuo Fukuda