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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: 78.25 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.

Poetics Of The Pillory

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Author: Thomas Keymer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198744498
Size: 75.10 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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On the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695, Thomas Macaulay wrote in his History of England, 'English literature was emancipated, and emancipated for ever, from the control of the government'. It's certainly true that the system of prior restraint enshrined in this Restoration measure was now at an end, at least for print. Yet the same cannot be said of government control, which came to operate instead by means of post-publication retribution, not pre-publication licensing, notably for the common-law offence of seditious libel. For many of the authors affected, from Defoe to Cobbett, this new regime was a greater constraint on expression than the old, not least for its alarming unpredictability, and for the spectacular punishment--the pillory--that was sometimes entailed. Yet we may also see the constraint as an energizing force. Throughout the eighteenth century and into the Romantic period, writers developed and refined ingenious techniques for communicating dissident or otherwise contentious meanings while rendering the meanings deniable. As a work of both history and criticism, this book traces the rise and fall of seditious libel prosecution, and with it the theatre of the pillory, while arguing that the period's characteristic forms of literary complexity--ambiguity, ellipsis, indirection, irony--may be traced to the persistence of censorship in the post-licensing world. The argument proceeds through case studies of major poets and prose writers including Dryden, Defoe, Pope, Fielding, Johnson, and Southey, and also calls attention to numerous little-known satires and libels across the extended period.

Annotated Chaucer Bibliography

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Author: Mark Allen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1784996459
Size: 60.91 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 832
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An extremely thorough, expertly compiled and crisply annotated comprehensive bibliography of Chaucer scholarship between 1997 and 2010

The Routledge Research Companion To John Gower

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Author: Ana Saez-Hidalgo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317043022
Size: 49.92 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: 44.13 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.

Language Knowledge And Power

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Author: Inchol Yoo
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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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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: 32.22 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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Category : Dissertations, Academic
Languages : en
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Humanities Index

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Young Medieval Women

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Author: Katherine J. Lewis
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
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Size: 47.20 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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This study is based on the premise that the category of woman is too broad and needs to be broken down. It is only when other variables are introduced, refining the field of enquiry, that the historian is able to gain a real insight into the lives and experiences of medieval people.

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