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Kay, Sarah

Overview
Works: 30 works in 233 publications in 5 languages and 8,165 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romances  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PQ119, 840.9
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Most widely held works by Sarah Kay
A short history of French literature by Sarah Kay( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories told at varying pace and with different kinds of focus. Readers can thus take in the broad sweep of historical change, grasp the main characteristics of major periods, or enjoy a close appraisal of individual works and their contexts. The book is written in an accessible and non-technical style that will make it attractive to students and to all those who enjoy French Literature."--Jacket
The troubadours : an introduction by Simon Gaunt( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dazzling culture of the troubadours - the virtuosity of their songs, the subtlety of their exploration of love, and the glamorous international careers some troubadours enjoyed - fascinated contemporaries and had a lasting influence on European life and literature. Apart from the refined love songs for which the troubadours are renowned, the tradition includes political and satirical poetry, devotional lyrics and bawdy or zany poems. It is also in the troubadour song-books that the only substantial collection of medieval lyrics by women is preserved. This book offers a general introduction to the troubadours. Its sixteen newly-commissioned essays, written by leading scholars from Britain, the US, France, Italy and Spain, trace the historical development and setting of troubadour song, engage with the main trends in troubadour criticism, and examine the reception of troubadour poetry. Appendices offer an invaluable guide to the troubadours, to technical vocabulary, to research tools and to surviving manuscripts
The Cambridge companion to medieval French literature by Simon Gaunt( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chretien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition
Framing medieval bodies by Sarah Kay( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume offer fresh perspectives on the ways in which bodies were framed and experienced in medieval culture. The chapters range across the cultural, historical, literary and archaeological dimensions to the subject, as well as focusing on diverse European regions. They also have many themes in common: recognition of historical specificity, an interest in modern theory and an awareness of the challenge which this theory poses to medieval studies
The chansons de geste in the age of romance : political fictions by Sarah Kay( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a major reassessment of the relation between the medieval French chansons de geste and the romance genre. Drawing on ideas from anthropology and psychoanalysis, it argues that the chansons de geste are political fictions, exploring political problems such as oppression and violence
Subjectivity in troubadour poetry by Sarah Kay( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of the troubadour poets of the south of France were a pervasive influence in the development of the European lyric (and indeed other genres) from the twelfth century to the Renaissance and beyond. Much troubadour poetry is on the topic of love, and is composed from a first-person position. This book is a full-length study of this first-person subject position in its relation to language and society. Using theoretical approaches where appropriate, Sarah Kay discusses to what extent this first person is a 'self' or 'character', and how far it is self-determining. Dr Kay draws on a wide range of troubadour texts, and provides close readings of many of them, as well as translating all medieval quotations into English in order to make the discussion accessible to the non-specialist. Her book will be of interest both to scholars of medieval literature, and to anybody investigating subjectivity in lyric poetry
Zižek : a critical introduction by Sarah Kay( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sarah Kay's book provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to Zizek's work. His writings to date are presented and evaluated here for the first time, together with an outline of their development and explanations of his key premises, themes and terms. This book will be essential reading for students of cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy and social and political theory."--Jacket
Courtly contradictions : the emergence of the literary object in the twelfth century by Sarah Kay( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place of thought : the complexity of one in late medieval French didactic poetry by Sarah Kay( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jean de Meun in the late 13th century to Christine de Pizan in the early 15th, medieval French poets often aimed to impart theological, philosophical, or moral ideas. Kay traces the works' backgrounds in scholastic thinking, illuminating them when appropriate with modern reflections on the same ideas
Raoul de Cambrai( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing poetry : verse in medieval France from the rose to the rhétoriqueurs by Adrian Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Adrian Armstrong and Sarah Kay explore why and how verse continued to be used to transmit and shape knowledge in France in the 13th century. They cover the period between Jean de Meun's 'Roman de la rose' and the major work of Jean Bouchet, the last of the 'grands rhétoriqueurs'
Raoul de Cambrai chanson de geste du XIIe siècle( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in French and French, Old and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of the Rose by Sarah Kay( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parrots and nightingales : troubadour quotations and the development of European poetry by Sarah Kay( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une Muse savante ? : poésie et savoir, du Roman de la Rose jusqu'aux grands rhétoriqueurs by Adrian Armstrong( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By studying texts composed between 1270 and 1530, the authors show that poetry was a privileged way of transmitting knowledge and discussing key concepts of subjectivity, corporality, and time. Verse not only survived faced with the expansion of prose but flourished and acquired an additional truth
B by Sarah Kay( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"B. An ode to motherhood. A whimsical love letter, a shared promise, a thank you note, and a whispered secret to mothers and daughters everywhere. The perfect gift, B celebrates the bond that exists between a parent and a child. Short, touching, and lovingly illustrated, it is a family tradition waiting to begin."--Back cover
Au carrefour des routes d'Europe : la chanson de geste by Société Rencesvals( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal skins and the reading self in medieval Latin and French bestiaries by Sarah Kay( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking through Chrétien de Troyes by Zrinka Stahuljak( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This co-written book challenges assumptions about Chrétien. In lively exchanges, its five authors reassess the relationship between lyric and romance, between individuality and social conditions, and between psychology and medieval philosophy
Cambridge Studies in French, Volume 31 by Sarah Kay( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A short history of French literature
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Sarah Kay British academic

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The troubadours : an introductionThe Cambridge companion to medieval French literatureFraming medieval bodiesThe chansons de geste in the age of romance : political fictionsSubjectivity in troubadour poetryZižek : a critical introductionCourtly contradictions : the emergence of the literary object in the twelfth centuryThe place of thought : the complexity of one in late medieval French didactic poetry