By Albert Russell Ascoli,Unn Falkeid
By Cora Dietl,Christoph Schanze
Orientiert am Spektrum der Forschungen Friedrich Wolfzettels, dem dieser Band gewidmet ist, beleuchten die hier versammelten Beiträge verschiedene Facetten arthurischen Erzählens. Sie betrachten vergleichend narrative Aspekte der mittelalterlichen französischen und deutschen Artusliteratur, befassen sich mit Fragen der réécriture des Arthurischen im späteren Mittelalter und mit dem ›Weiterleben‹ des Artusstoffs in medial andersartigen Formen des ›Erzählens‹: im Musiktheater und der Literatur des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, im movie und im zeitgenössischen Roman.
By Victoria Pagán,Mark Fenster
Conspiracy thought as a theoretical framework has emerged merely within the final 20 years; commentators are discovering it a effective option to clarify the activities and options of people and societies. during this compelling exploration of Latin literature, Pagán makes use of conspiracy thought to light up the ways in which elite Romans invoked conspiracy as they navigated the hierarchies, divisions, and inequalities of their society. via seeming to discover conspiracy all over the place, Romans might locate the necessity to overwhelm slave revolts, punish opponents with dying or exile, brush off ladies, denigrate foreigners, or view their emperors with deep suspicion. increasing on her past Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History, Pagán the following translates the works of poets, satirists, historians, and orators—Juvenal, Tacitus, Suetonius, Terence, and Cicero, between others—to show how every one author gave voice to fictional or actual actors who have been engaged in intrigue and stimulated by way of a calculating worldview.
Delving into a number of genres, Pagán deals a robust critique of the way conspiracy and conspiracy conception can take carry and thrive while rumor, worry, and secrecy turn into regimen tools of examining (and usually distorting) prior and present occasions. In Roman society, the place wisdom approximately others used to be usually missing and stereotypes ruled, conspiracy concept defined how the realm labored. The endurance of conspiracy idea, from antiquity to the current day, attests to its efficiency as a mechanism for confronting the frailties of the human condition.
By Gillian Rudd
Greenery reaches again and provides new readings of English texts, either identified and unexpected, trained by way of eco-criticism. After contemplating common concerns bearing on eco-friendly feedback, Greenery strikes directly to a sequence of person chapters prepared via subject (earth, timber, wilds, sea, gardens and fields) which offer person shut readings of decisions from such wide-spread texts as Malory's Morte D'Arthur, Chaucer's Knight's and Franklin's stories, Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight and Langland's Piers Plowman. those discussions are contextualized through contemplating them along hitherto marginalized texts corresponding to lyrics, endurance and the romance Sir Orfeo. the result's a learn which reinvigorates our time-honored interpreting of past due heart English literary texts whereas additionally permits us to mirror upon the colourful new college of eco-criticism itself.
By John D. Niles
This assessment of the severe reception of outdated English literature from 1900 to the current strikes past a spotlight on person literary texts with the intention to survey the various colleges, equipment, and assumptions that experience formed the discipline.
- Examines the awesome works and authors from the interval, together with Beowulf, the Venerable Bede, heroic poems, and devotional literature
- Reinforces key views with excerpts from ten serious studies
- Addresses questions of medieval literacy, textuality, and orality, in addition to variety, gender, style, and theme
- Embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the sector on the subject of old reviews, non secular stories, anthropology, paintings heritage, and more
By Andrea Nye
By Robert Boenig,Patricia Timmons
By Choricius,Robert J. Penella,Eugenio Amato,Malcolm Heath,George A. Kennedy ; Terry L. Papillon ; William R. Reader ; D. A. Russell ; Simon Swain ;
By Diane Watt
Medieval Women's Writing addresses those key questions:
- Who have been the 1st girls authors within the English canon?
- What can we suggest by means of women's writing within the center Ages?
- What will we suggest via authorship?
- How can learning medieval writing give a contribution to our knowing of women's literary history?
Diane Watt argues that lady buyers, audiences, readers, or even matters contributed to the construction of texts and their meanings, even if written through males or ladies. basically an knowing of textual creation as collaborative permits us to know absolutely women's engagement with literary tradition. This radical rethinking of early womens literary heritage has significant implications for all students engaged on medieval literature, on rules of authorship, and on women's writing in later sessions. The publication becomes commonplace examining for all scholars of those debates.
By Robert Hanning
Comic poets are encouraged top via the bittersweet nature in their art-the thrill of skewering the world's energy elite whereas however being depending on their help. Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto have been super attuned to the dynamics of this courting, with Ovid pain so much from his comedic missteps. Their audacity and acute perception are the very parts that make their paintings so beautiful centuries after their topics have stumbled off the stage.
Through a cautious and innovative research of Ovid's amatory poetry, Chaucer's dream poems and excerpts from the Canterbury stories, and Ariosto's epic Orlando Furioso, Robert W. Hanning identifies the comedian mastery that turns those poets' trenchant critique into such a laugh, enlightening, and anxious myth. this method, termed serio ludere, or critical play, through Renaissance theorists, is principally compelling while studied via those writers and their politically robust audiences. Ovid, Chaucer, and Ariosto will not be frequently studied jointly, yet each one lived in intriguing occasions (Augustan Rome, late-medieval London, and high-Renaissance Italy, respectively), and their precise place as outsider-insiders afforded them the liberty to talk comedic fact to energy. those poets additionally rebelled opposed to the "authority" of poetic effect of their paintings, remaking literary conference whereas, while, tough political power.