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Resolution Of The Debate In The Medieval Poem

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Author: Karen M. Gasser
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773479623
Size: 65.68 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Book Description: In this study of the medieval debate poem, the author offers an analysis of the critical tradition surrounding the poem and her own exegesis. Drawing upon epistemological and linguistic criteria, the author argues that the poem captures the moment within the psychological history of the West when people move from a religious to a humanistic world view.


The Garden As Woman S Space In Twelfth And Thirteenth Century Literature

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Author: Elizabeth A. Augspach
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ISBN: 9780773462106
Size: 40.28 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Book Description: The purpose of this study is to examine a few literary gardens of romance from the close of the 12th to the first half of the 13th century in light of the development of the figure of the enclosed garden as a female space that is not owned by a man, but rather by the woman who inhabits it. In this scenario the woman is consistently seen as other, while the narrative directs the reader's attention to the point of view of the man who is confronted with this inverted state of affairs. This unnatural situation sets up a power play between the genders that will be resolved only once the woman and her garden are brought to heel. The exception to this rule is the Virgin Mary, whose wonderful garden possesses no unnaturalness or witchcraft, for its exceptional qualities are a manifestation of the Virgin's perfection.


Archetypal Readings Of Medieval Literature

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Author: Charlotte Spivack
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ISBN: 9780773469662
Size: 70.15 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Book Description: The term archetype as applied to literature comes from the depth psychology of Carl Gustav Jung and refers to the inherited primordial motifs which emerge from universal and timeless human experiences. These motifs, appearing in myths, dreams, and literature, are to the psyche what instincts are to the body. Because of their universality they enable us to see a work of literature as a total form, not to be explained by partial points of view such as social, moral, or aesthetic.


Chaucer S Tragic Muse

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Author: Christine Herold
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ISBN: 9780773468559
Size: 48.48 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Book Description: What CHOICE says: Herold (College of Saint Rose) dismantles the premise that Chaucer adheres to a single, simplistic paradigm for tragedy and shows how Chaucer adopts and adapts both Christian and pagan traditions. Unique to Herold's discussion of Chaucerian tragedy is her demonstration that Chaucer is indebted to the plays of Seneca and her insistence that Chaucer's understanding of classical sources is sophisticated rather than naive. Showing how Senecan tragedy prefigures Christian medieval concepts of tragedy, Herold begins her argument illustrating how the gladiators of Senecan drama experience, in their glorious deaths, something analogous to Christian transcendence of suffering. Much of the text traces Senecan influence on medieval literature and theology, and the final chapters briefly discuss Chaucer's engagement with the Senecan tradition and lay the groundwork for further studies on the topic. Copious notes, index, and bibliography. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists with interests in classical, medieval, or renaissance tragedy.


Coleridge S Idea Of Wordsworth As Philosopher Poet

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Author: David D. Joplin
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Size: 18.82 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: Samuel Coleridge (1772-1834) was probably the first to person to read William Wordsworth (1770-1850) philosophically, says Joplin (English, Utah Valley State College). And so it is with the connection between former's thought and latter's poetry that he begins his endeavor to carry the philosophical study of Worsdworth in a new direction. He focuses on Coleridge's dynamic philosophy as a context within which to shed more light on certain aspects of Wordsworth's poetry that he feels remain to be explained, specifically the intimate reciprocity between mind and nature that marks his work between 1798 and 1805. The text is double spaced. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.


The Cambridge Companion To Medieval English Literature 1100 1500

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Author: Larry Scanlon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521841674
Size: 69.37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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Book Description: A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.


Medieval English Poetry

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Author: Stephanie Trigg
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
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Size: 13.91 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Book Description: The essays in this volume consider a range of poetic texts written in England between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries, with the exception of works by Chaucer, and represent some of the exciting new developments in medieval studies over the last twenty years. The collection explores and interrogates the established canon of Middle English poetry and includes several studies of two major poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Piers Plowman, and essays on some less well-known works, including Havelok the Dane, The Owl and the Nightingale and The Flower and the Leaf. In a field that has been dominated by historical scholarship and conservative new criticism, Medieval English Poetry brings together some of the most controversial work currently being done in Middle English studies; this collection reveals the strength and depth of this research in feminist, Marxist, historicist, reader-response and deconstructionist method. It includes contributions from David Aers, Sheila Delany, Anne Middleton, and Lee Patterson. Stephanie Trigg's illuminating introduction examines some of the patterns that have emerged in the criticism of medieval literature this century, and pays particular attention to our constructions and definitions of the 'medieval'. The range of material covered, together with the detailed headnotes to each of the thirteen essays and the guide to further reading, make this book essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Medieval English Literature.


The Owl And The Nightingale

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Author: Neil Cartlidge
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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Size: 31.44 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Book Description: The Owl and the Nightingale is one of the first long comic poems in the English Language, surviving from the period between the Norman Conquest of England and the age of Chaucer.