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Bloch, R. Howard

Works: 35 works in 174 publications in 5 languages and 10,041 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ119, 840.9
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Publications about R. Howard Bloch
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Medieval misogyny and the invention of Western romantic love by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,809 libraries worldwide
Until now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation from--or antidote to--ten centuries of misogyny. In this major contribution to gender studies, R. Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous antifeminism of medieval times and the romantic idealization of woman actually are. Through analyses of a broad range of patristic and medieval texts, Bloch explores the Christian construction of gender in which the flesh is feminized, the feminine is aestheticized, and aesthetics are condemned in theological terms. Tracing the underlying theme of virginity from the Church
A New history of French literature ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
Traces French literature from 842 A.D. to the present, presenting a pastiche of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena--writers and artists, criminals and saints--arranged in chronological order and written by 164 American and European specialists
The anonymous Marie de France by R. Howard Bloch( Computer File )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
"This book offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais, her 103 animal fables, and the earliest vernacular Saint Patrick's Purgatory." "Evidence about Marie de France's life is so meager that we know next to nothing about her - not where she was born and to what rank, who her parents were, whether she was married or single, where she lived and might have traveled, nor whether she dwelled in cloister or at court. In the face of this great writer's near anonymity, scholars have assumed her to be a simple, naive, and modest Christian figure. Bloch's claim, in contrast, is that Marie is among the most self-conscious, sophisticated, complicated, and disturbing figures of her time - the Joyce of the twelfth century. At a moment of great historical turning, the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century, Marie was both a disrupter of prevailing cultural values and a founder of new ones. Her works, Bloch argues, reveal an author obsessed by writing, by memory, and by translation, and acutely aware not only of her role in the preservation of cultural memory, but of the transforming psychological, social, and political effects of writing within an oral tradition."--Jacket
Misogyny, misandry, and misanthropy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
These essays, originally comprising an issue of Representations, explore the relation between gender, eroticism, and violence through close analysis of a range of both high and popular cultural forms, from R. Howard Bloch on medieval theology to Carol Clover on contemporary slasher films. Does misogyny differ from misandry? Can author intention be separated from social context? Do good women counterbalance or reenforce the misogyny of negative examples? Is an obsession with women itself misogynistic? These questions are approached from various angles by Joel Fineman, Charles Bernheimer, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Frances Ferguson, Naomi Schor and Gillian Brown. In sum, the authors detail not only the ways in which gender is represented, but also the changes to which representation subjects questions of sexual difference. Publisher's description
Medieval French literature and law by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 libraries worldwide
The scandal of the fabliaux by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Future libraries by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
""Future libraries" rassemble d'émérites avocats, historiens, informaticiens, linguistes, et architectes pour aborder le futur des bibliothèques, des livres et de l'écrit dans l'ère électronique
Etymologies and genealogies : a literary anthropology of the French Middle Ages by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
God's plagiarist : being an account of the fabulous industry and irregular commerce of the abbé Migne by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Part detective novel, part mortality tale, Bloch's narrative not only will interest scholars of nineteenth-century French intellectual history but will appeal also to general readers interested in the history of publishing or just a good historical yarn
Medievalism and the modernist temper by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The fabliaux : a new verse translation ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
The first major English translation of the most scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature. Composed between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, these virtually unknown erotic and satiric poems lie at the root of the Western comic tradition. Passed down by the anticlerical middle classes of medieval France, the Fabliaux depict priapic priests, randy wives, and their cuckolded husbands in tales that are shocking even by today's standards. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed heavily from these riotous tales, which were the wit of the common man rebelling against the aristocracy and Church in matters of food, money, and sex. Containing 69 poems with a parallel Old French text, The Fabliaux reproduces the world and feeling of the medieval tale.--From publisher description
De la littérature française by Denis Hollier( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Etymologie et généalogie : une anthropologie littéraire du Moyen âge français by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Moses in the promised land by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a group of middle-aged, upscale survivors of the sixties counterculture whose quest for personal well-being and social justice is turned upside down when they try to solve the mystery of termite inspector Moses Reed's death
Fabliaux érotiques : textes de jongleurs des XIIe et XIIIe siècles ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Le plagiaire de Dieu : la fabuleuse industrie de l'abbé Migne by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Black Saturday : the first day of the Blitz : East London memories of September 7th 1940 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Il plagiario di Dio by R. Howard Bloch( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Canning Town ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Bloch, Howard.
Bloch, Ralph Howard
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