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Chaucer's agents : cause and representation in Chaucerian narrative

Author: Carolynn Van Dyke
Publisher: Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ever-proliferating views of Chaucer's texts amount in part to disagreements about who or what determines his narratives: lifelike characters, doctrinal principles, the cycles of history, material conditions, the prototypical subject, the reader, even the text itself. In Chaucer's Agents, Carolynn Van Dyke shifts our focus from any particular kind of cause to the representation of cause itself - that is, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Dyke, Carolynn, 1947-
Chaucer's agents.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607699523
Online version:
Van Dyke, Carolynn, 1947-
Chaucer's agents.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)630856064
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolynn Van Dyke
ISBN: 0838640834 9780838640838
OCLC Number: 58431769
Description: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Chaucer and the subject of agency --
Dreaming the real : Chaucer does allegory --
Beyond Canacee's ring : animal agency in three Canterbury tales --
"He that alle thing may bynde" : the agency of Chaucer's pagan gods --
Goode women, maydenes and wyves : exemplary agency and its discontents --
"That am nat I" : the wife of Bath, Criseyde, and the possibility of subjective agency --
Seeing through Chaucer : authorial agency and the representation of truth --
Fre agency.
Responsibility: Carolynn Van Dyke.

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