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The Resource Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland

Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland

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Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality
Title
Old French narrative cycles
Title remainder
heroism between ethics and morality
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Luke Sunderland
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a study of four colossal medieval works - the <I>Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange</I>, the <I>Vulgate Cycle</I>, the <I>Prose Tristan</I> and the <I>Roman de Renart</I> - which are normally considered separately. By placing them side-by-side for analysis, Luke Sunderland is able to argue for an aesthetic of cyclicity that cuts across genre. He combines detailed readings of the narrative infrastructure of each cycle with attention to the shifts and transformations that come with successive acts of rewriting.<BR> <I>Old French Narrative Cycles</I> focuses in particular on revisions and controversies around heroic figures, arguing that competition between alternative heroes within these texts makes them a discourse on heroism. Using a theoretical framework deriving from Lacanian psychoanalysis, the study reveals anxieties surrounding the hero's relationship to the "good": the hero oscillates between support for moral ideals and subversive assertions of freedom that can lead to evil and death. Ultimately, it is contended that the instability of the hero as conduit for morality produces textual confusion and generates the myriad differing versions of these vast and perplexing works.<BR><BR> LUKE SUNDERLAND is Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Durham
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UkCbUP
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Sunderland, Luke
Dewey number
843.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ221
LC item number
.S86 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Gallica
Series volume
volume 15
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  • French fiction
  • Romances
  • Heroes in literature
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Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781846158063
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781843842200
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Jun 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781846158063
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781843842200
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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