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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 ...
MALORY'S MORDRED AS HERO
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 ...