Venus Owne Clerk

Venus  Owne Clerk
Author: Benjamin Willem Lindeboom
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042021501

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Venus' Owne Clerk: Chaucer's Debt to the "Confessio Amantis" will appeal to all those who value a bit of integration of Chaucer and Gower studies. It develops the unusual theme that the Canterbury Tales were signally influenced by John Gower's Confessio Amantis, resulting in a set-up which is entirely different from the one announced in the General Prologue. Lindeboom seeks to show that this results from Gower's call, at the end of his first redaction of the Confessio, for a work similar to his - a testament of love. Much of the argument centres upon the Wife of Bath and the Pardoner, who are shown to follow Gower's lead by both engaging in confessing to all the Seven Deadly Sins while preaching a typically fourteenth-century sermon at the same time. While not beyond speculation at times, the author offers his readers a well-documented and tantalizing glimpse of Chaucer turning away from his original concept for the Canterbury Tales and realigning them along lines far closer to Gower.

Amsterdamer Beitr ge Zur lteren Germanistik Band 63 2007

Amsterdamer Beitr  ge Zur   lteren Germanistik  Band 63   2007
Author: Erika Langbroek,Arend Quak,Annelies Roeleveld,Paula Vermeyden
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042022560

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InhaltFrederik KORTLANDT: The Origin of the Franconian Tone AccentsFrederik KORTLANDT: English bottom, German Boden, and the Chronology of Sound ShiftsDiether SCHURR: Wodan oder Warg: zum Brakteaten Nebenstedt IElena AFROS: Is cyssaeth in Exeter Book Riddle 30a: 6b an Instance of Morphological Levelling unk]Ellen BAsLER und Ernst HELLGARDT.

Literary Value and Social Identity in the Canterbury Tales

Literary Value and Social Identity in the Canterbury Tales
Author: Robert J. Meyer-Lee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2019-10-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108485661

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Introduction: Canterbury tales IV-V and literary value -- Clerk -- Merchant -- Squire -- Franklin.

Thomas Hoccleve

Thomas Hoccleve
Author: Sebastian J. Langdell
Publsiher: Exeter Medieval Texts and Stud
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781786941299

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This book explores the work of the late-medieval English writer Thomas Hoccleve. It highlights Hoccleve's role, throughout his works, as a religious writer: an individual who engages seriously with the dynamics of heresy and ecclesiastical reform, who contributes to traditions of vernacular devotional writing, and who raises the question of how Christianity manifests on personal as well as political levels. It suggests a role for Hoccleve as a poetic mediator, capable of mediating between the increasingly militant English church and an incipient English literary tradition, and it highlights Hoccleve's role in transforming the figure of Chaucer in the first decades of the fifteenth century. It argues that the version of Chaucer presented in Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes - august, devout, and conspicuously religious - is not a pre-formed artifact, but rather a Hocclevian invention; and it indicates the ecclesiastical, political, and literary contexts that make this version of Chaucer both possible and necessary. This study also situates Hoccleve's accomplishments in a transnational poetic context - offering French and Italian precedents for Hoccleve's moralization of Chaucer, while examining the influence of contemporary French poetry on Hoccleve's work. It positions us to reconsider Hoccleve's role within English literary tradition, and to better understand the way heresy and religious reform surface in late medieval poetry; and it affords us a more nuanced context for Chaucer's positioning as a literary 'father' figure in this period.

New Medieval Literatures 16

New Medieval Literatures 16
Author: Laura Ashe,David Lawton,Wendy Scase
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-03
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781843844334

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An invigorating annual for those who are interested in medieval textual cultures and open to ways in which diverse post-modern methodologies may be applied to them. Alcuin Blamires, Review of English Studies

The Logic of Love in the Canterbury Tales

The Logic of Love in the Canterbury Tales
Author: Manish Sharma
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-04-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781487539566

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The Logic of Love in The Canterbury Tales argues that Geoffrey Chaucer’s magnum opus draws inventively on the resources of late medieval logic to conceive of love as an "insoluble." Philosophers of the fourteenth century expended great effort to solve insolubilia, like the notorious Liar paradox, in order to decide upon their truth or falsity. For Chaucer, however, and in keeping with Christ’s admonition from the Sermon on the Mount, the lover does not judge – does not decide on – the beloved. Through a series of detailed and rigorously "non-judgmental" readings, Manish Sharma provides new insight into each of the prologues and tales and intervenes into scholarly debates about their collective import. In so doing, The Logic of Love in The Canterbury Tales deploys Chaucer’s understanding of charity to consider the limitations of modern critical approaches to The Canterbury Tales, including deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and gender theory. In the course of the analysis, Sharma shows not only how love and medieval philosophy together inform Chaucerian composition, but also how Chaucer could serve as a resource for contemporary theoretical reflections on love and ethics.

Coterie Poetics and the Beginnings of the English Literary Tradition

Coterie Poetics and the Beginnings of the English Literary Tradition
Author: R. D. Perry
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2024-06-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781512826036

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In Coterie Poetics and the Beginnings of the English Literary Tradition, R. D. Perry reveals how poetic coteries formed and maintained the English literary tradition. Perry shows that, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Edmund Spenser, the poets who bridged the medieval and early modern periods created a profusion of coterie forms as they sought to navigate their relationships with their contemporaries and to the vernacular literary traditions that preceded them. Rather than defining coteries solely as historical communities of individuals sharing work, Perry reframes them as products of authors signaling associations with one another across time and space, in life and on the page. From Geoffrey Chaucer’s associations with both his fellow writers in London and with his geographically distant French contemporaries, to Thomas Hoccleve’s emphatic insistence that he was “aqweyntid” with Chaucer even after Chaucer’s death, to John Lydgate’s formations of “virtual coteries” of a wide range of individuals alive and dead who can only truly come together on the page, the book traces how writers formed the English literary tradition by signaling social connections. By forming coteries, both real and virtual, based on shared appreciation of a literary tradition, these authors redefine what should be valued in that tradition, shaping and reshaping it accordingly. Perry shows how our notion of the English literary tradition came to be and how it could be imagined otherwise.

Short Story Theories

Short Story Theories
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Brill
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2015-06-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789401208390

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Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective problematizes different aspects of the renewal and development of the short story. The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form. Centering as it does on specific authors and on the wider implications of short story poetics, this collection presents a new series of essays that both reinterpret canonical writers of the genre and advance new critical insights on the most recent trends and contemporary authors. Theorizations about genre reflect on different aspects of the short story from a multiplicity of perspectives and take the form of historical and aesthetic considerations, gender-centered accounts, and examinations that attend to reader-response theory, cognitive patterns, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, postcolonial studies, postmodern techniques, and contemporary uses of minimalist forms. Looking ahead, this collection traces the evolution of the short story from Chaucer through the Romantic writings of Poe to the postmodern developments and into the twenty-first century. This volume will prove of interest to scholars and graduate students working in the fields of the short story and of literature in general. In addition, the readability and analytical transparence of these essays make them accessible to a more general readership interested in fiction.