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Chaucer and the subversion of form, edited by Thomas A. Prendergast, Jessica Rosenfeld

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Chaucer and the subversion of form
Title
Chaucer and the subversion of form
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas A. Prendergast, Jessica Rosenfeld
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Responding to the lively resurgence of literary formalism, this volume delivers a timely and fresh exploration of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Advancing 'new formalist' approaches, medieval scholars have begun to ask what happens when structure fails to yield meaning, probing the very limits of poetic organization. While Chaucer is acknowledged as a master of form, his work also foregrounds troubling questions about formal agency: the disparate forces of narrative and poetic practice, readerly reception, intertextuality, genre, scribal attention, patronage, and historical change. This definitive collection of essays offers diverse perspectives on Chaucer and a varied analysis of these problems, asking what happens when form is resisted by author or reader, when it fails by accident or by design, and how it can be misleading, errant, or even dangerous
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UkCbUP
Dewey number
821/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1924
LC item number
.C428 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Prendergast, Thomas A.
  • Rosenfeld, Jessica
Series statement
Cambridge studies in medieval literature
Series volume
104
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Chaucer and the subversion of form, edited by Thomas A. Prendergast, Jessica Rosenfeld
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 May 2018)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: failure, figure, reception Thomas A. Prendergast and Jessica Rosenfeld; Part I. The Failures of Form: 1. 'Many a lay and many a thing': Chaucer's technical terms Jenni Nuttall; 2. Chaucer's aesthetic resources: nature, longing, and economies of form Jennifer Jahner; 3. Against order: medieval, modern, and contemporary critiques of causality Eleanor Johnson; Part II. The Corporeality and Form: 4. Diverging forms: disability and the Monk's Tales Jonathan Hsy; 5. Figures for 'Gretter knowing': forms in the Treatise on the Astrolabe Lisa H. Cooper; 6. The heaviness of prosopoeial form in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess Julie Orlemanski; Part III. The Forms of Reception: 7. Reading badly: what the Physician's Tale isn't telling us Thomas A. Prendergast; 8. Birdsong, love, and the House of Lancaster: Gower reforms Chaucer Arthur Bahr; 9. Opening The Canterbury Tales: form and formalism in the general prologue Stephanie Trigg
Control code
CR9781108147682
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107192843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Chaucer and the subversion of form, edited by Thomas A. Prendergast, Jessica Rosenfeld
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 May 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: failure, figure, reception Thomas A. Prendergast and Jessica Rosenfeld; Part I. The Failures of Form: 1. 'Many a lay and many a thing': Chaucer's technical terms Jenni Nuttall; 2. Chaucer's aesthetic resources: nature, longing, and economies of form Jennifer Jahner; 3. Against order: medieval, modern, and contemporary critiques of causality Eleanor Johnson; Part II. The Corporeality and Form: 4. Diverging forms: disability and the Monk's Tales Jonathan Hsy; 5. Figures for 'Gretter knowing': forms in the Treatise on the Astrolabe Lisa H. Cooper; 6. The heaviness of prosopoeial form in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess Julie Orlemanski; Part III. The Forms of Reception: 7. Reading badly: what the Physician's Tale isn't telling us Thomas A. Prendergast; 8. Birdsong, love, and the House of Lancaster: Gower reforms Chaucer Arthur Bahr; 9. Opening The Canterbury Tales: form and formalism in the general prologue Stephanie Trigg
Control code
CR9781108147682
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107192843
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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