Jean Bodel Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Comfort, William Wistar. "The Literary Role of the Saracens in the French Epic." PMLA LV, No. 3 (September 1940): 628-59.

Uses Bodel's Chanson des Saisnes and Le Jeu de Saint Nicholas as examples of the depiction of Saracens in the literature of Medieval France.

Frank, Grace. "The Beginnings of the Miracle Play in France: Le Jeu de S. Nicolas by Jean Bodel." In The Medieval French Drama, pp. 93-105. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954.

Remarks on the merits of Le Jeu de Saint Nicholas and its place in the history of French drama.

Marshall, F. W. "The Staging of Le Jeu de Saint Nicolas: An Analysis of Movement." Australian Journal of French Studies II, No. 1 (January-April 1965): 9-38.

Reconstructs the staging of the play and the movements of the characters based on the differing rhyme schemes associated with different groups of characters.

Reid, T. B. W. "On the Text of the Jeu de Saint Nicolas." In Studies in Medieval French, edited by E. A. Francis, pp. 96-120. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961.

In-depth analysis of the text's history and Bodel's use of language.

Reinhardt, George W. "Jehan Bodel, Gace Brule, and Gustave Flaubert in the Leprous Forest: On the French Sources of Kasimir Edschmid's 'Der Aussätzige Wald'." Monatshefte LXVIII, No. 1 (Spring 1976): 60-9.

Briefly summarizes Bodel's life and comments on Edschmid's depiction of Bodel in the short story "Der Aussätzige Wald."