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THIRTEENTH- AND EARLY FOURTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH SHORT VERSE ROMANCE AS MIRROR OF MORALITY
The didacticism of thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century vernacular poetry and vernacular, Latin and macaronic pastoral manuals and exempla books, and the obvious inclusion of hagiographical and homiletic material in ...
Sarpedon's feast: A Homeric key to Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde"
Chaucer's insistence on the name of Sarpedon signals the importance of the Iliad, with its treatment both of the hero and the theme of necessity, for the development of his Troilus. Chaucer's access to the Iliad was second ...
MALORY'S MORDRED AS HERO
Gender nominalized: Unmanning men, disgendering women in Chaucer's "Legend of Good Women"
In the Legend, Chaucer manipulates the language of the narrator and the women, turning analytic attention toward the problem of gender categories, thereby undermining proscribed behavior and the language that represents ...
Translation as conversion, or making the Phoenix "male": Christianity and gender in the Old English "Phoenix" and its source
The Old English poem The Phoenix and its fourth century source, De Carmen de Ave Phoenice, have traditionally been read together as allegories on Christian resurrection. I read these poems against each other to show how ...
Hafa nu ond geheald husa selest: Jurisdiction and justice in "Beowulf"
Anglo-Saxon legal concepts, particularly the principles of feud and dispute resolution, have a demonstrable influence on the themes and narrative structure of Beowulf. Beowulf's three main monster fights, with Grendel, ...
THE VIRTUOUS PAGAN IN MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERATURE (ST. ERKENWALD, "PIERS PLOWMAN," "TROILUS AND CRISEYDE")
This work traces the issue of salvation for "virtuous pagans" (those who lived as virtuously as possible without the benefit of Christian revelation) as a theological and literary concern of the fourteenth century. ...
INNOCENCE, SUFFERING, AND SENSIBILITY: THE NARRATIVE FUNCTION OF THE PATHETIC IN CHAUCER'S TALES OF THE CLERK, PRIORESS, AND PHYSICIAN (ENGLAND)
In the Middle Ages, when men were urged both to know and to love truth, pathos frequently participated in a narrative strategy and a larger philosophical vision which attribute to motive and will as much importance as to ...
CHAUCER'S COSTUME RHETORIC IN HIS PORTRAIT OF THE PRIORESS (ENGLAND)
In Chaucer's General Prologue there is a complex cultural code embodied in costume signs which, when decoded, enriches our perception of his portraits. Critics have never discussed the costume signs in Chaucer's portrait ...
THE FIGURE OF THE WAYWARD NUN IN LATE MEDIEVAL LITERATURE: THE AMBIGUOUS PORTRAITS OF THE ARCHPRIEST OF HITA'S DONA GAROZA AND CHAUCER'S MADAME EGLENTYNE (ENGLAND, SPAIN)
The literary figure of Dona Garoza, the ambiguous nun of the Archpriest of Hita's Libro de Buen Amor and that of Madame Eglentyne, the controversial prioress of the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, have been the ...