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Chaucerian Dream Visions And Complaints

Author : Dana M. Symons
ISBN : UOM:39015059251879
Genre : Poetry
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On several counts, one particular collection of French lyrics made in France in the late fourteenth century, University of Pennsylvania MS 15, is the most likely repository of Chaucer's French poems. It is the largest manuscript anthology extant of fourteenth-century French lyrics in the formes fixes (balade, rondeaux, virelay, lay, and five-stanza chanson) with by far the largest number of works of unknown authorship. The known authors represented in the manuscript and the texts themselves have notable associations with England and with Chaucer. And intriguingly there are fifteen lyrics each headed by the initials Ch, very likely indications of authorship, neatly inserted between rubric and text. . . . [The] rubrics, together with other substantial manuscript evidence and the intrinsic worth of the poems, make them easily the best candidates among extant French lyrics for Chaucer's authorship, appropriate representatives of his French work. - from the Introduction

Chaucer S Dream Visions

Author : Michael St John
ISBN : 9781351952514
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chaucer used the dream device to engage with the work of French and Italian authors and to explore the philosophical content of their poetry. His four dream visions therefore represent an important conduit through which the influence of European writers was received into English, enabling a profound transition in the way in which the 'self' was conceptualized in medieval courtly literature. Chaucer's Dream Visions is the first book length study to examine the poet's considered use of Aristotelian psychology to describe the mind of the courtly subject in its social context. The study shows that by drawing upon Aristotelian psychology, derived from his reading of Boethius, Dante, and the poets of the French court, Chaucer was able to articulate precisely those aspects of the courtly identity that are determined by language and empirical experience, and those which are transcendent of this determinism. A detailed engagement with the literature, language, and behaviour of the court therefore takes place in the dream visions, which are a genuine exploration of individual subjectivity in its social context. The author of this volume demonstrates that the motivation for this exploration is a product of Chaucer's Christian beliefs and philosophical awareness. Chaucer's Dream Visions thus constitutes a major contribution to the debate concerning distinctions between medieval and early modern culture.

Chaucer S Philosophical Visions

Author : Kathryn L. Lynch
ISBN : 0859916006
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New readings of Chaucer's dream visions, demonstrating his philosophical interests and learning.

A Companion To Old And Middle English Literature

Author : Laura C. Lambdin
ISBN : 0313310548
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents nineteen chapters, each discussing a different genre, including riddles, balladry, romance, epic poetry, and beast fables.

Making Chaucer S Book Of The Duchess

Author : Jamie C. Fumo
ISBN : 9781783163496
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Making Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess: Textuality and Reception is the first comprehensive book-length study of Chaucer’s earliest major narrative poem and its reception. It provides a rigorous and critically balanced assimilation of the Book of the Duchess, the story of its reception and dissemination, and the major trends in its interpretive history into the fabric of twenty-first century Chaucer studies. Focusing on the construction and value of the Book of the Duchess as a book, this study explores Chaucer’s concern with acts of writing and the textual mediation of experience. At the same time, it contextualises Chaucer’s poem within his era’s broader concerns with authority, reading practices, and the vernacular. By yoking issues of creative and scholarly reception with those of book production and materiality, Jamie C. Fumo’s study innovatively highlights acts of collaboration stemming from the poem’s status as a textual, imaginative act.

Dream Visions And Other Poems

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN : 0393925889
Genre : Fiction
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This Norton Critical Edition presents Chaucer's four dream visions and selected shorter poems and is suitable for both beginning and advanced students.

Chaucer S Poetics And The Modern Reader

Author : Robert M. Jordan
ISBN : 0520059778
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"In this striking reappraisal of Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry, Robert Jordan uses rhetorical theories of language to account for aspects of the poetry that have been unexplained or subverted by conventional "realist" interpretations. Jordan demonstrates that a rhetorical poetics, one based on an understanding of the role and efficacy of language in creating fictions, explains many of the most controversial features of Chaucerian narrative"--Jacket.

The Yale Companion To Chaucer

Author : Seth Lerer
ISBN : 0300109296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chaucer And The Canterbury Tales

Author : John C. Hirsh
ISBN : 9780470776933
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This concise and lively survey introduces students with no prior knowledge to Chaucer, and particularly to The Canterbury Tales. Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry. Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales. Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote. Provides essential facts about Chaucer, as well as a framework for thinking about his poetry. Encourages an engaged reading of The Canterbury Tales. Introduces students to the historical and religious background needed to understand the contexts in which Chaucer wrote.

American Dream Visions

Author : Deborah Davis Schlacks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009772810
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This fascinating book breaks new ground by examining the influence of Chaucer's dream visions on American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. In so doing, it raises important questions about periodization, genre, and gender issues. Besides offering much biographical evidence of a Fitzgerald-Chaucer connection, the study uses Jungian theory to present a detailed and persuasive discussion of structural and other features shared by Chaucer's works and several of Fitzgerald's relatively early works: three stories, a play, and The Great Gatsby. Further, the study demonstrates that each author dealt with a similiar theme: that of artistic creativity and the qualities necessary for the successful artist. It explores, too, each author's use of artist-narrators, including Fitzgerald's use of females in the role of artist figure in two of his stories.

Seeing Through The Veil

Author : Suzanne Conklin Akbari
ISBN : 9780802036056
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the later Middle Ages, new optical theories were introduced that located the power of sight not in the seeing subject, but in the passive object of vision. This shift had a powerful impact not only on medieval science but also on theories of knowledge, and this changing relationship of vision and knowledge was a crucial element in late medieval religious devotion. In Seeing through the Veil, Suzanne Conklin Akbari examines several late medieval allegories in the context of contemporary paradigm shifts in scientific and philosophical theories of vision. After a survey on the genre of allegory and an overview of medieval optical theories, Akbari delves into more detailed studies of several medieval literary works, including the Roman de la Rose, Dante's Vita Nuova, Convivio, and Commedia, and Chaucer's dream visions and Canterbury Tales. The final chapter, 'Division and Darkness,' centres on the legacy of allegory in the fifteenth century. Offering a new interdisciplinary, synthetic approach to late medieval intellectual history and to major works within the medieval literary canon, Seeing through the Veil will be an essential resource to the study of medieval literature and culture, as well as philosophy, history of art, and history of science.

The Dream Encyclopedia

Author : James R Lewis
ISBN : 9781578592715
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Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.

Chaucer S Narrators And The Rhetoric Of Self Representation

Author : Michael Foster
ISBN : 3039111213
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Methods of representing individual voices were a primary concern for Geoffrey Chaucer. While many studies have focused on how he expresses the voices of his characters, especially in The Canterbury Tales, a sustained analysis of how he represents his own voice is still wanting. This book explores how Chaucer's first-person narrators are devices of self-representation that serve to influence representations of the poet. Drawing from recent developments in narratology, the history of reading, and theories of orality, this book considers how Chaucer adapts various rhetorical strategies throughout his poetry and prose to define himself and his audience in relation to past literary traditions and contemporary culture. The result is an understanding of how Chaucer anticipates, addresses, and influences his audience's perceptions of himself that broadens our appreciation of Chaucer as a master rhetorician.

The Chaucer Review

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Reader S Guide To Literature In English

Author : Mark Hawkins-Dady
ISBN : 9781135314170
Genre : Reference
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.

The Eclectic Review

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ISBN : SRLF:AA0001463546
Genre : English literature
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The High Medieval Dream Vision

Author : Kathryn Lynch
ISBN : 9780804766418
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the High Middle Ages, the dream narrative was an enormously popular and influential form. Along with the romance, it was perhaps the genre of the age. It has come down to us in such classics twelfth to fourteenth-century classics as The Divine Comedy, the Romance of the Rose, Piers Plowman, Chaucer's early poetry, and the works of Guillaume de Machaut. This book redefines the dream vision by attending to its role in philosophical debate of the time, a conservative role in defense of the high medieval synthesis of reason and revelation. Lynch shows how the epistemological basis of this synthesis and the theories of visions that emerged from it drew on Arabic commentaries of Aristotle. These theories informed poetic visions modeled on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, a work she discusses in detail before turning to Alain de Lille, Jean de Meun, and Dante. A final section, on John Gower's Confessio Amantis shows how fourteenth and fifteenth-century writers extended and finally moved beyond the conventional form of the dream vision.

Forgetful Muses

Author : Ian Lancashire
ISBN : 9781442660236
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How can we understand and analyze the primarily unconscious process of writing? In this groundbreaking work of neuro-cognitive literary theory, Ian Lancashire maps the interplay of self-conscious critique and unconscious creativity. Forgetful Muses shows how a writer's own 'anonymous,' that part of the mind that creates language up to the point of consciousness, is the genesis of thought. Those thoughts are then articulated by an author's inner voice and become subject to critique by the mind's 'reader-editor.' The 'reader-editor' engages with the 'anonymous,' which uses this information to formulate new ideas. Drawing on author testimony, cybernetics, cognitive psychology, corpus linguistics, text analysis, the neurobiology of mental aging, and his own experiences, Lancashire's close readings of twelve authors, including Caedmon, Chaucer, Coleridge, Joyce, Christie, and Atwood, serve to illuminate a mystery we all share.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Author : Dieter Mehl
ISBN : 0521318882
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is a lucid introduction and intelligent examination of Chaucer's narrative poetry.

Chaucerian Fiction

Author : Robert B. Burlin
ISBN : 9781400867578
Genre : Literary Criticism
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By analyzing Chaucer's major poetic works, Robert Burlin succeeds in isolating thematic undercurrents with a bearing on the poet's process of composition. He is thus able to relate individual poems to Chaucer's view of himself as a writer, and to assess the internal evidence for a Chaucerian theory of fiction. Professor Burlin contends that a logic underlies Chaucer's aesthetic assumptions whose imaginative configuration appears both simple and inevitable in the context of his poetic development. The author first explores possible antecedents for the terms "experience" and auctoritee, and shows that this common antinomy provides the basis for dividing the poems into three groups. In the "poetic fictions," Chaucer speculates on the value of poetic activity, on the sources of its affect, and on its validity as a means of apprehension. The "philosophic fictions" concentrate on the epistemological aspect of literary activity. In a final group of poems, termed "psychological fictions," the poet explores the speaker's unspoken motives, as well as his pronounced intentions, in telling a tale. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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