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Chaucer and the subversion of form

Author: Thomas A Prendergast; Jessica Rosenfeld
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 104.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Responding to the lively resurgence of literary formalism, this volume delivers a timely and fresh exploration of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Advancing 'new formalist' approaches, medieval scholars have begun to ask what happens when structure fails to yield meaning, probing the very limits of poetic organization. While Chaucer is acknowledged as a master of form, his work also foregrounds troubling questions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Prendergast; Jessica Rosenfeld
ISBN: 9781108147682 1108147682 9781108148900 1108148905
OCLC Number: 1041516589
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 224 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Formalism and Medieval Literature; New Formalisms in Medieval Literary Studies; The Subversions of Form; Notes; Part I The Failures of Form; Chapter 1 "many a lay and many a thing": Chaucer's Technical Terms; Notes; Chapter 2 Chaucer's Aesthetic Resources: Nature, Longing, and Economies of Form; Roundness: Boethian Sense-Perception and the Apprehension of Form; Purposiveness: Kant, Free Natural Beauty, and the Formal Object Insufficiencies: "The Former Age" and "Fortune" in Cambridge University Library, MS Ii.3.21Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 3 Against Order: Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary Critiques of Causality; The House of Fame; To the Lighthouse; My Life; Notes; Part II The Corporeality of Form; Chapter 4 Diverging Forms: Disability and the Monk's Tales; Renouncing Form; Form and Genre of "Tragedie"; Asserting Norms; Breaking Form; Formal Prosthesis; Disability Futures; Notes; Chapter 5 Figures for "Gretter Knowing": Forms in the Treatise on the Astrolabe "Ful notable fourme": Textual, Mechanical, and Cosmological Wholes"In manere of a nett": The Cosmic Network; "Ones for evere" and "Evermo": Reliable Knowledge, Eternal Rhythms; "All the world": Nonhierarchical Binaries, or The Equinox Effect; Notes; Chapter 6 The Heaviness of Prosopopoeial Form in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess; Notes; Part III The Forms of Reception; Chapter 7 Reading Badly: What the Physician's Tale Isn't Telling Us; Notes; Chapter 8 Birdsong, Love, and the House of Lancaster Gower Reforms Chaucer: Gower Reforms Chaucer; Notes Chapter 9 Opening The Canterbury Tales: Form and Formalism in the General PrologueNotes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval literature, 104.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas A. Prendergast, Jessica Rosenfeld.

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This exploration of literary form in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer delivers a timely and fresh approach to the study of one of the best known medieval English poets. This definitive collection of  Read more...

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