Introduction Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson; Part I. The Liberal Arts and the Arts of Latin Textuality: 1. Grammatica and literary theory Martin Irvine with David Thomson; 2. The arts of poetry and prose J. J. Murphy; 3. The arts of letter writing Ronald G. Witt; 4. The arts of preaching Siegfried Wenzel; Part II. The Study of Classical Authors: 5. From late antiquity until the twelfth century Winthrop Wetherbee; 6. From the twelfth century until c.1500 Vincent Gillespie; Part III. Textual Psychologies: Imagination, Memory, Pleasure: 7. Literary imagination and memory Alastair Minnis; 8. The profits of pleasure Glending Olson; Part IV. Vernacular Critical Traditions: The Early Middle Ages: 9. Medieval Irish literary theory and criticism Patrick Sims-Williams and Erich Poppe; 10. Anglo-Saxon textual attitudes Ananya Jahanara Kabir; 11. Literary theory and practice in early medieval Germany John Flood; 12. Literary criticism in Welsh before c.1300 Marged Haycock; 13. Criticism and literary theory in Old Norse-Icelandic Margaret Clunies Ross; Part V. Vernacular Critical Traditions: The Late Middle Ages: 14. Latin commentary tradition and vernacular literature Alastair Minnis, Ralph Hanna, Tony Hunt, Nigel Palmer and Ronald Keightley; 15. Vernacular literary consciousness: English, French, German Kevin Brownlee, Tony Hunt, Ian Johnson, Nigel Palmer and James Simpson; 16. Occitan grammars and the art of Troubadour poetry Simon Gaunt and John Marshall; 17. Literary theory and polemic in Castile, c.1200?c.1500 Julian Weiss; 18. Literary criticism in Middle High German literature Nigel Palmer; 19. Later literary criticism in Wales Gruffydd Aled Williams; Part VI. Latin and Vernacular in Italian Literary Theory: 20. Dante Alighieri: experimentation and (self-)exegesis Zygmunt G. Baranski; 21. The Epistle to Can Grande Zygmunt G. Baranski; 22. The Trecento commentaries on Dante's Commedia Steven Botterill; 23. Latin and vernacular from Dante to the age of Lorenzo (1321?c. 1500) Martin McLaughlin; 24. Humanist views on the study of Italian poetry in the early Italian Renaissance David Robey; 25. Humanist criticism of Latin and vernacular prose Martin McLaughlin; Part VII. Byzantine Literary Theory and Criticism: 26. Byzantine literary criticism and the uses of literature Thomas Conley; Bibliography; Index.