Examines the various depictions of gruesome apparitions in the alliterative corpus of Middle English verse. Analysis of the favored techniques and shared moral aesthetic of poets; Syntax peculiar to verses that are used by alliterative poets; Implications on literary studies.
Modern Language Quarterly
Fein, Susanna (1987). The Ghoulish and the Ghastly: A Moral Aesthetic in Middle English Alliterative Verse. Modern Language Quarterly 48(1) 3-17. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/engpubs/97