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Chance, Jane 1945-

Works: 43 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 13,162 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Poetry  Illustrations  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 828.91209
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Publications about Jane Chance
Publications by Jane Chance
Most widely held works by Jane Chance
Lord of the Rings the Mythology of Power by Jane Chance( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 2,185 libraries worldwide
"With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--That is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond th
Tolkien's art a mythology for England by Jane Chance( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 2,158 libraries worldwide
" J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for medieval literary, religious, and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. In Tolkien's Art , Chance discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion , but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences-from pagan epic to Christian legend-that formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his "mythology for England."
Medieval mythography from Roman North Africa to the School of Chartres, A.D. 433-1177 by Jane Chance( Computer File )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
Tolkien the medievalist by Jane Chance( file )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
"In the first section, essays focus on how Professor Tolkien invested his professional interests in his writing and how those works and the movements of his day may have affected his fiction. The second and third sections focus on specific episodes, characters, concepts, and images and how they correspond to medieval literary antecedents, in Old Norse, Old and Middle English, medieval Latin, and in medieval Catholicism. In the fourth section, essays discuss how mythological retextualization in his fiction assumed a medieval form."
Approaches to teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
The 18 essays in this volume examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts and theories that inform his own fictional narratives, "The Lord of the Rings" and "the Silmarillion"
The mythographic Chaucer : the fabulation of sexual politics by Jane Chance( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategieswhat might together be termed sexual politicsmotivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions of the period for his own literary, social, and political purposes
Woman as hero in Old English literature by Jane Chance( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 libraries worldwide
The literary subversions of medieval women by Jane Chance( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
This study of medieval women as postcolonial writers defines the literary strategies of subversion by which they authorized their alterity within the dominant tradition. To dismantle a colonizing culture, they made public the private feminine space allocated by gender difference: they constructed?unhomely? spaces. They inverted gender roles of characters to valorize the female; they created alternate idealized feminist societies and cultures, or utopias, through fantasy; and they legitimized female triviality?the homely female space?to provide autonomy. While these methodologies often overlapped in practice, they illustrate how cultures impinge on languages to create what Deleuze and Guattari have identified as a minor literature, specifically for women as dis-placed. Women writers discussed include Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Hildegard of Bingen, Marie de France, Marguerite Porete, Catherine of Siena, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, and Christine de Pizan
The genius figure in antiquity and the Middle Ages by Jane Chance( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Tolkien's modern Middle Ages ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
"J. R. R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy. Yet he did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. The essays collected here examine this paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with 21st-century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy."--BOOK JACKET
Mapping the cosmos ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Gender and text in the later Middle Ages ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The Mythographic art : classical fable and the rise of the vernacular in early France and England by Jane Chance( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Women medievalists and the academy ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
"This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines - including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology or religious studies, and philosophy - each essay delves into one woman's life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women's roles in the development of scholarship and the academy."--BOOK JACKET
Christine de Pizan's Letter of Othea to Hector by Christine( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The assembly of gods = Le assemble de dyeus, or, Banquet of gods and goddesses, with the discourse of reason and sensuality ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Inklings and others ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 libraries worldwide
From the school of Chartres to the court at Avignon : 1177-1355 by Jane Chance( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Chance, Jane
Chance Nitzsche, Jane 1945-
Nitzsche, Jane Chance
Nitzsche, Jane Chance, 1945-
Nitzsche, Jane Chance 1945- Frueherer Name
チャンス, ジェーン
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