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Absent Narratives Manuscript Textuality And Literary Structure In Late Medieval England

Absent Narratives  Manuscript Textuality  and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England PDF

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Author: E. Scala
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230107567
Size: 11.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Book Description: Absent Narratives is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period - Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain -poet and Malory - it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing stories: stories implied, alluded to, or fragmented by a larger narrative. Far from being trivial digressions or passing curiosities, these absent narratives prove central to the way these medieval works function and to why they have affected readers in particular ways. Traditionally unseen, ignored, or explained away by critics, absent narratives offer a valuable new strategy for reading medieval texts and the historically specific textual culture in which they were written.


Absent Narratives Manuscript Textuality And Literary Structure In Late Medieval England

Absent Narratives  Manuscript Textuality  and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England PDF

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Author: Elizabeth Scala
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312240431
Size: 24.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 284
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Book Description: Absent Narratives, Manuscript Textuality, and Literary Structure in Late Medieval England is a book about the defining difference between medieval and modern stories. In chapters devoted to the major writers of the late medieval period--Chaucer, Gower, the Gawain-poet and Malory--it presents and then analyzes a set of unique and unnoticed phenomena in medieval narrative, namely the persistent appearance of missing stories: stories implied, alluded to, or fragmented by a larger narrative. Far from being trivial digressions or passing curiosities, these "absent narratives" prove central to the way these medieval works function and to why they have affected readers in particular ways. Traditionally unseen, ignored, or explained away by critics, absent narratives offer a valuable new strategy for reading medieval texts and the historically specific textual culture in which they were written.


Performing Manuscript Culture

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Author: Elisabeth Kempf
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110523086
Size: 24.29 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: This study conceives of Thomas Hoccleve’s Regement of Princes (1410-1413) as an essentially performative text, one that expresses its awareness of the manuscript culture in which it is so firmly rooted. The openness of manuscripts is a recurring subject in the Regement and is not only expressed through mere descriptions of, but through complex references to this manuscript context. Performances of manuscript culture manifest themselves in several aspects of the text. The first is the narrator persona, and especially the question of how persona and text are intertwined. The second is the constantly recurring interpretation of quotes from authoritative sources that pervades the Regement. This urge to interpret is expressed both in the tradition of adding marginal glosses and in the process of subjecting the text to an exegetical reading. The third aspect is the relation between text and images in the Regement’s manuscripts, which shows how mediality is performed and how the manuscript context is made the focus of this performance. In this monograph, all of these aspects are studied in a mindset that combines the concept of performativity with the postulations of Material Philology.


Women And Economic Activities In Late Medieval Ghent

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Author: S. Hutton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118704
Size: 48.92 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Contrary to the widespread view that women exercised economic autonomy only in widowhood, Hutton argues that marital status was not the chief determinant of women's economic activities in the mid-fourteenth century and that women managed their own wealth to a far greater extent than previously recognized.


Palimpsests And The Literary Imagination Of Medieval England

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Author: Tatjana Silec
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230348351
Size: 42.61 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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Book Description: Witnesses to the disappearance of a text, palimpsest manuscripts bear the marks of their own genesis, with their original inscription rubbed out and written over on the same parchment. This collection explores analogies of erasure and rewriting observed in editorial and literary practices underlying the production of texts from medieval England.


Music And Performance In The Later Middle Ages

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Author: E. Upton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137310073
Size: 27.58 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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Book Description: This book seeks to understand the music of the later Middle Ages in a fuller perspective, moving beyond the traditional focus on the creative work of composers in isolation to consider the participation of performers and listeners in music-making.


Reading Memory And Identity In The Texts Of Medieval European Holy Women

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Author: M. Cotter-Lynch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137064838
Size: 21.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Book Description: Examines a range of texts commemorating European holy women from the ninth through fifteenth centuries. Explores the relationship between memorial practices and identity formation. Draws upon much of the recent scholarly interest in the nature and uses of memory.


Word And Image In Medieval Kabbalah

Word and Image in Medieval Kabbalah PDF

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Author: M. Segol
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113704313X
Size: 24.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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Book Description: The Sefer Yetsirah (the Book of Creation ) is a core text of the early kabbalah, yet scholars have struggled to establish even the most basic facts about the work. This project attempts to discover the ways in which diagrams accompanying the text and its commentaries show trends in the development of the kabbalistic tradition as a whole.


Borges The Unacknowledged Medievalist

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Author: M. Toswell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137444479
Size: 80.43 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 109
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Book Description: The Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was many things during his life, but what has gone largely unnoticed is that he was a medievalist, and his interest in Germanic medievalism was pervasive throughout his work. This study will consider the medieval elements in Borges creative work and shed new light on his poetry.


Gower S Vulgar Tongue

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Author: T. Matthew N. McCabe
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843842831
Size: 74.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Book Description: Why did Gower choose to write his most famous poem in English? New insights into his purpose and the context and tradition of the poem are presented here.