Chaucerian Fiction

Chaucerian Fiction
Author: Robert B. Burlin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN: 1400867576
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucerian Fiction Book Excerpt:

By analyzing Chaucer's major poetic works, Robert Burlin succeeds in isolating thematic undercurrents with a bearing on the poet's process of composition. He is thus able to relate individual poems to Chaucer's view of himself as a writer, and to assess the internal evidence for a Chaucerian theory of fiction. Professor Burlin contends that a logic underlies Chaucer's aesthetic assumptions whose imaginative configuration appears both simple and inevitable in the context of his poetic development. The author first explores possible antecedents for the terms "experience" and auctoritee, and shows that this common antinomy provides the basis for dividing the poems into three groups. In the "poetic fictions," Chaucer speculates on the value of poetic activity, on the sources of its affect, and on its validity as a means of apprehension. The "philosophic fictions" concentrate on the epistemological aspect of literary activity. In a final group of poems, termed "psychological fictions," the poet explores the speaker's unspoken motives, as well as his pronounced intentions, in telling a tale. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender

Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender
Author: Elaine Tuttle Hansen
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN: 0520368479
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1992.

Menacing Virgins

Menacing Virgins
Author: Nancy Weitz
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780874136494
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Menacing Virgins Book Excerpt:

The essays in Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance examine the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity, and explore how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body. As the title suggests, the virgin can be seen alternately or even simultaneously as menaced or menacing. To chart the history of virginity as a steady, evolutionary progression from a religious ideal in the Middle Ages toward a more secularized or sovereign ideal in the Renaissance would obscure how unstable a concept chastity is in both periods. What this collection demonstrates is that medieval and early modern attitudes toward virginity are not general and evolutionary, but specific, changeable, and often conflicted.

Boccaccio Chaucer and Stories for an Uncertain World

Boccaccio  Chaucer  and Stories for an Uncertain World
Author: Robert W. Hanning
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 0192894757
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boccaccio Chaucer and Stories for an Uncertain World Book Excerpt:

A comparative study of Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales that explores the differences and similarities between the worlds that are portrayed by each text, with a focus on the strategies and limits of personal agency, and the significance and social dynamics of story-telling.

Chaucer s Narrative Voice in The Knight s Tale

Chaucer s Narrative Voice in The Knight s Tale
Author: Ebbe Klitgard,Ebbe Klitgård
Publsiher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9788772893419
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer s Narrative Voice in The Knight s Tale Book Excerpt:

The first specialised study of narrative voice in The Knights' Tale.

Chaucer s legal Fiction

Chaucer s  legal Fiction
Author: Mary Flowers Braswell
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780838639177
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer s legal Fiction Book Excerpt:

For centuries, Chaucer has been associated with law. This study, however, is concerned less with the overt in Chaucer that concerns law than with the concealed and private: a specific body of materials -- records from the medieval English law courts that the poet evidently read, studied, discussed with colleagues, and then threaded into his texts. This book examines the effects of those documents on the so-called "minor" poems, The House of Fame, and The Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer  The Canterbury Tales
Author: Gail Ashton
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1998-04-01
ISBN: 1349263591
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Print Culture and the Medieval Author

Print Culture and the Medieval Author
Author: Alexandra Gillespie
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-11-30
ISBN: 0191514659
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Print Culture and the Medieval Author Book Excerpt:

Print Culture and the Medieval Author is a book about books. Examining hundreds of early printed books and their late medieval analogues, Alexandra Gillespie writes a bibliographical history of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer and his follower John Lydgate in the century after the arrival of printing in England. Her study is an important new contribution to the emerging 'sociology of the text' in English literary and historical studies. At the centre of this study is a familiar question: what is an author? The idea of the vernacular writer was already contested and unstable in medieval England; Gillespie demonstrates that in the late Middle Ages it was also a way for book producers and readers to mediate the risks - commercial, political, religious, and imaginative - involved in the publication of literary texts. Gillespie's discussion focuses on the changes associated with the shift to print, scribal precedents for these changes, and contemporary understanding of them. The treatment of texts associated with Chaucer and Lydgate is an index to the sometimes flexible, sometimes resistant responses of book printers, copyists, decorators, distributors, patrons, censors, owners, and readers to a gradual but profoundly influential bibliographical transition. The research is conducted across somewhat intractable boundaries. Gillespie writes about medieval and modern history; about manuscript and print; about canonical and marginal authors; about literary works and books as objects. In the process, she finds new meanings for some medieval vernacular texts and a new place for some old books in a history of English culture.

The General Prologue

The General Prologue
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780806125527
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The General Prologue Book Excerpt:

Part One This monumental edition, in two volumes, presents a full record of commentary, both textual and interpretive, on the best known and most widely studied part of Chaucer's work, The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales. Part One A contains a critical commentary, a textual commentary, text, collations, textual notes, an appendix of sources for the first eighteen lines of The General Prologue, and a bibliographical index. Because most explication of The General Prologue is directed to particular points, details, and passages, the present edition has devoted Part One B to the record of such commentary. This volume, compiled by Malcolm Andrew, also includes overviews of commentary on coherent passages such as the portraits of the pilgrims.

Chaucerian Realism

Chaucerian Realism
Author: Robert Myles
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780859914093
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucerian Realism Book Excerpt:

Myles challenges the convention of the `medieval mind' and perceives new semantic sophistication in Chaucer's language.

Writers Reading Writers

Writers Reading Writers
Author: Robert Hollander
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780874139761
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writers Reading Writers Book Excerpt:

This volume is a collection of intertextual studies on medieval and early modern literature in honor of Robert Hollander by some of his former students. Writers are always also readers, responding to texts that have provoked their thought. The contributors to this volume all participate in its overarching theme: writers reading and responding to the work of other writers. As Hollander's work has focused especially on Dante and Boccaccio, many of the essays treat one of these writers, either as reading or as read by others. Other essays trace intertextual influences in Langland, Shakespeare, or post-Enlightenment writers faced with the loss of Dante's meaningful cosmos.

Studies in the Age of Chaucer

Studies in the Age of Chaucer
Author: Frank Grady
Publsiher: New Chaucer Society
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2007-12
ISBN: 9780933784314
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in the Age of Chaucer Book Excerpt:

Studies in the Age of Chaucer is the annual yearbook of the New Chaucer Society, publishing articles on the writing of Chaucer and his contemporaries, their antecedents and successors, and their intellectual and social contexts. More generally, articles explore the culture and writing of later medieval Britain (1200-1500). Each SAC volume also includes an annotated bibliography and reviews of Chaucer-related publications.

Stories from Chaucer

Stories from Chaucer
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chaucerian Rekenynges

Chaucerian  Rekenynges
Author: Wendy West Allman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chaucer to Longfellow

Chaucer to Longfellow
Author: John Fraser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chaucer and the Subversion of Form

Chaucer and the Subversion of Form
Author: Thomas A. Prendergast,Jessica Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1108148905
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer and the Subversion of Form Book Excerpt:

Responding to the lively resurgence of literary formalism, this volume delivers a timely and fresh exploration of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Advancing 'new formalist' approaches, medieval scholars have begun to ask what happens when structure fails to yield meaning, probing the very limits of poetic organization. While Chaucer is acknowledged as a master of form, his work also foregrounds troubling questions about formal agency: the disparate forces of narrative and poetic practice, readerly reception, intertextuality, genre, scribal attention, patronage, and historical change. This definitive collection of essays offers diverse perspectives on Chaucer and a varied analysis of these problems, asking what happens when form is resisted by author or reader, when it fails by accident or by design, and how it can be misleading, errant, or even dangerous.

Chaucer s Sexual Poetics

Chaucer s Sexual Poetics
Author: Carolyn Dinshaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature and society
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer s Sexual Poetics Book Excerpt:

Dinshaw (English, U. Cal., Berkeley) presents a feminist treatment of Chaucer's poetry. She finds gendered relations such as courtship, marriage, and betrayal, to be not just plot elements, but central to understanding Chaucer's investment in patriarchal discourse and his awareness of its limitations. The back matter is extensive, comprising over a third of the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Chaucer a Bibliographical Introduction

Chaucer  a Bibliographical Introduction
Author: John Leyerle,Anne Wenley Quick,University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization, Medieval, in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chaucer and the Text

Chaucer and the Text
Author: Carolyn Dinshaw
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman Volume 5

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman  Volume 5
Author: Stephen A. Barney
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011-06-07
ISBN: 0812201191
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman Volume 5 Book Excerpt:

The first full commentary on Piers Plowman since the late nineteenth century is inaugurated with the publication of the first two of its five projected volumes. The detailed and wide-ranging Penn Commentary places the allegorical dream-vision of Piers Plowman within the literary, historical, social, and intellectual contexts of late medieval England, and within the long history of critical interpretation of the poem, assessing past scholarship while offering original materials and insights throughout. The authors' line-by-line, section by section, and passus by passus commentary on all three versions of the poem and on the stages of its multiple revisions reveals new aspects of the poem's meaning while assessing and summarizing a complex and often divisive scholarly tradition. The volumes offer an up-to-date, original, and open-ended guide to a poem whose engagement in its social world is unrivaled in English literature, and whose literary, religious, and intellectual accomplishments are uniquely powerful. The Penn Commentary is designed to be equally useful to readers of the A, B, or C texts of the poem. It is geared to readers eager to have detailed experience of Piers Plowman and other medieval literature, possessing some basic knowledge of Middle English language and literature, and interested in pondering further the particularly difficult relationships to both that this poem possesses. Others, with interest in poetry of all periods, will find the extended and detailed commentary useful precisely because it does not seek to avoid the poem's challenges but seeks instead to provoke thought about its intricacy and poetic achievements. Andrew Galloway's Volume 1 treats the poem's first vision, from the Prologue through Passus 4, in all three versions, accepting the C text as the poet's final word but excavating downward through the earlier B and A texts. Stephen Barney's volume completes the framework for the commentary, dealing with the final three passûs of the poem, extant only in the B and C versions. Subsequent volumes will be the work of Ralph Hanna, Traugott Lawler, and Anne Middleton. Overall, The Penn Commentary on Piers Plowman marks a new stage of concentrated yet wide-ranging attention to a text whose repeated revisions and literary and intellectual complexity make it both an elusive object of inquiry and a literary work whose richness has long deserved the capacious and minutely detailed treatment that only a full commentary can allow. Perhaps no poem in English appeals more than Piers Plowman to those readers who understand Yeats's "fascination with things difficult," yet The Penn Commentary will enable generations of readers to share in the pleasures and challenges of experiencing, engaging with, and trying to elucidate the difficulties of one of the towering achievements of English literature.