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Images Of Kingship In Chaucer And His Ricardian Contemporaries

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Author: Samantha J. Rayner
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843841746
Size: 18.89 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 177
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The idea of kingship forms a recurrent theme in the poems of the so-called `Ricardians', John Gower, William Langland, the Gawain-poet and Chaucer - unsurprisingly, during a period of considerable turmoil. This book aims to widen understanding of these poets through an examination of the theme in Confessio Amantis, Piers Plowman and the works of the Gawain-poet and then setting these against the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, the most well-known and studied of the Ricardians. It brings the other poets' work into sharper focus, showing that despite a diversity in style and approach, common concerns and attitudes underpin all of the poets under consideration. SAMANTHA RAYNER gained her PhD from Bangor University; she is currently Senior Lecturer in Publishing, Anglia Ruskin University.

The Routledge Research Companion To John Gower

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Author: Ana Saez-Hidalgo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043022
Size: 27.55 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 402
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The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower reviews the most current scholarship on the late medieval poet and opens doors purposefully to research areas of the future. It is divided into three parts. The first part, "Working theories: medieval and modern," is devoted to the main theoretical aspects that frame Gower’s work, ranging from his use of medieval law, rhetoric, theology, and religious attitudes, to approaches incorporating gender and queer studies. The second part, "Things and places: material cultures," examines the cultural locations of the author, not only from geographical and political perspectives, or in scientific and economic context, but also in the transmission of his poetry through the materiality of the text and its reception. "Polyvocality: text and language," the third part, focuses on Gower’s trilingualism, his approach to history, and narratological and intertextual aspects of his works. The Routledge Research Companion to John Gower is an essential resource for scholars and students of Gower and of Middle English literature, history, and culture generally.

The Poetic Voices Of John Gower

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Author: Matthew W. Irvin
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843843390
Size: 67.53 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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An examination of Gower's skilful deployment of personae in his works, showing the parallels between the way he treats love, and the way he treats politics.

Wisdom And Chivalry

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Author: Stephen Rigby
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047429680
Size: 68.97 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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Examining Chaucer's Knight's Tale in the context of medieval mirrors for princes, this book argues that, in the figure of Duke Thesues, the tale presents us with the portrait of a model prince in terms of the standards of medieval political theory.

Engaging With Chaucer

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Author: C.W.R.D. Moseley
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1789204763
Size: 48.52 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Why do we still read and discuss Chaucer? The answer may be simple: he is fun, and he challenges our intelligence and questions our certainties. This collected volume represents an homage to a toweringly great poet, as well as an acknowledgement of the intellectual excitement, challenges, and pleasure that readers owe to him as even today, his poems have the capacity to change the way we engage with fundamental questions of knowledge, understanding, and beauty.

Language Knowledge And Power

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Author: Inchol Yoo
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Size: 46.80 MB
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Category : English literature
Languages : en
Pages : 398
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The Journal Of Medieval And Early Modern Studies

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Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
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Comedy In Chaucer And Boccaccio

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Author: Carol Falvo Heffernan
Publisher: D. S. Brewer
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Size: 38.23 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 151
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This book examines the relationship of the comic tales, the so-called fabliaux, in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Boccaccio's Decameron. It suggests that not only did Chaucer and Boccaccio share the same comic literary tradition stretching back into antiquity, but that Chaucer drew on the Italian's work; by putting the tales and the characters side-by-side, it throws new light on Chaucer's inventiveness.

Essays On Ricardian Literature In Honour Of J A Burrow

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Author: Professor and Head Department of English and Related Literature A J Minnis
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Size: 36.33 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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Essays on Ricardian Literature develops issues and themes first broached in John Burrow's ground-breaking book Ricardian Poetry and incorporates a bibliography of his published writings, which have revolutionized critical appreciation of medieval literature. The contributors to this volume, all leading scholars in the field, explore such areas as the status of Anglo-Latin and the influence of French culture on the Ricardian court, offer radicalre-readings of some more familiar works, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Patience, and demonstrate how closely the literature of the period is bound up with political and social conditions.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Size: 51.54 MB
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Category : Dissertations, Academic
Languages : en
Pages :
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Humanities Index

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Chaucerian Conflict

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Author: Lecturer in Medieval Literatures Marion Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Size: 15.46 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 213
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This book offers a completely new reading of Chaucer. While most critics have seen his work as essentially socially optimistic and congenial, Marion Turner argues that Chaucer was profoundly concerned with conflict and social antagonism. Chaucer's texts are examined alongside a wide variety of poetry and historical documents from the period.

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