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|Named Person:||Geoffrey Chaucer; John Lydgate|
|Material Type:||Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Travis William Johnson; Claire Sponsler; University of Iowa. Department of English,
|Notes:||Thesis supervisor: Claire Sponsler.|
|Description:||v, 203 pages|
|Details:||System requirements: Adobe Reader.|
|Responsibility:||by Travis William Johnson.|
Erkenwald, Chaucer's Reeve's Tale, and Lydgate's Bycorne and Chychevache--that illuminate particular emotions (anger, compassion, grief, and sorrow) and their significance to codes of masculinity. I argue that these four texts radically revised the forms and meanings of masculine emotional identity and community. This dissertation demonstrates that Middle English poets recognized the transformative potential inherent in the lexicon of emotion and used it to reshape their audiences' understanding of critical cultural problems. The years from the 1350s to the 1450s were important not only in the emerging tradition of poetry in English, but also for the development of the language and psychology of emotion. As poets tried to come to terms with great social changes, they molded and manipulated the discourse of emotion to interrogate what it meant to be a man in late medieval England. Affective Communities reveals the importance of emotions as markers of gender and community and shows literature's role in responding to and imagining social change.
- Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- -1400. -- Reeve's tale.
- Lydgate, John, -- 1370?-1451? -- Bycorne and Chychevache.
- Saint Erkenwald (Middle English poem) -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Morte Arthure -- Criticism and interpretation.
- English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
- English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Themes, motives.
- Masculinity -- England -- To 1500.
- Masculinity in literature.
- Social change -- England -- To 1500 -- Psychological aspects.
- Clergy -- Europe -- Psychological aspects -- To 1500.
- Knights and knighthood -- Europe -- Psychological aspects -- To 1500.
- Scholars -- Europe -- Psychological aspects -- To 1500.
- Merchants -- Europe -- Psychological aspects -- To 1500.
- Emotions -- Social aspects -- To 1500.
- Affect -- Chaucer -- Emotion -- Lydgate -- Masculinity -- Sound