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Chance, Jane 1945-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 14,556 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Poetry  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 828.91209
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Publications about Jane Chance
Publications by Jane Chance
Most widely held works by Jane Chance
Tolkien's art : a mythology for England by Jane Chance( Book )
30 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
"As a scholar of medieval literature and a lover of Germanic and Finnish mythologies in particular, J.R.R. Tolkien was "grieved by the poverty" of legend and myth in his own beloved culture. Inspired by works like Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Tolkien's fiction relied on both pagan epic and Christian legend to create a mythology for England evident in both his major works of fiction like the Lord of the Rings trilogy and his minor stories and critical essays. Revised and expanded, Jane Chance's study examines the sources and influences of Tolkien's works as well as the paradigm of the critic as monster that colors so many of his writings."--Jacket
The lord of the rings : the mythology of power by Jane Chance( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
Essays designed to help you understand and appreciate the mythology of Tolkien's epic, The lord of the rings
Approaches to teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 759 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"
Woman as hero in Old English literature by Jane Chance( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 libraries worldwide
The genius figure in antiquity and the Middle Ages by Jane Chance( Book )
14 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Tolkien's modern Middle Ages ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 461 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."--Jacket
Mapping the cosmos ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
The mythographic Chaucer : the fabulation of sexual politics by Jane Chance( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 412 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
Gender and text in the later Middle Ages ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
The Mythographic art : classical fable and the rise of the vernacular in early France and England by Jane Chance( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Women medievalists and the academy ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 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."--Jacket
Tolkien the medievalist by Jane Chance( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 320 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."
The literary subversions of medieval women by Jane Chance( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 306 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
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
Texte,hybride, composite, cette oeuvre de Christine de Pisan, composée vers 1400, semble résumer en effet les deux tendances qui ont marqué sa production : d'un côté l'intérêt pour les histoires mythologiques historiques ou pseudo-historiques, de l'autre la volonté, plusieurs fois affirmée, de faire passer une leçon de morale
The assembly of gods = Le assemble de dyeus, or, Banquet of gods and goddesses, with the discourse of reason and sensuality ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Inklings and others ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal. Chance's in-depth examination of works by the major writers of the period demonstrates how they essentially co-opted a thousand-year tradition. Their intricate narratives of identity mixed commentary with poetry, reinterpreted classical gods and heroes to suit personal agendas, and gave rise to innovative techniques such as "inglossation"--the use of a mythological figure to comment on the protagonist within an autobiographical allegory. In this manner, through allegorical authorial projection of the self, the poets explored a subjective world and manifested a burgeoning humanism that would eventually come to full fruition in the Renaissance. No other work examines the mythographic interrelationships among these poets and their unique and personal approaches to mythological commentary
Medieval Mythography, Volume 3 the Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475 by Jane Chance( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal. Chance's in-depth examination of works by the major writers of the period-including Dante, Boccaccio, and Christine de Pizan-demonstrates how they essentially co-opted a thousand-year tradition. Their intricate narratives of identity mixed commentary with poetry; reinterpreted classical gods and heroes to suit personal age
 
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