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Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Heather O'Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of the various relationships between verse and prose in a series of Old Norse-Icelandic saga narratives. It shows how the interplay of skaldic verse, with its metrical intricacy ... More


Interpreting the Consolation

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

After looking at the verse in the Consolation of Philosophy and other more literary aspects of it, this chapter proposes an interpretation of the work as a whole, which takes account of the fact that ... More


INTRODUCTION

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter examines the history of literary prosimetrum in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. It explains the distinction between corroborative verses and dialogue verses, and sets out ... More


THE COMMUNITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN EYRBYGGJA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the interplay between corroborative and dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Eyrbyggja saga. Although the majority of verses are introduced as the dialogue of saga characters, ... More


SPEECH, SILENCE, AND SUBJECTIVITY IN GÍSLA SAGA

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the use of verses as dialogue in the prosimetrum of Gísla saga. It shows how crediting a saga character with a verse may be a literary device to make manifest that character's ... More


GRETTIS SAGA AND THE FICTIONALIZATION OF BIOGRAPHY

Heather O'Donoghue

in Skaldic Verse and the Poetics of Saga Narrative

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267323
eISBN:
9780191708305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267323.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the complex interplay of diagetical and extra-diagetical, or soloiloquizing, dialogue verses in the prosimetrum of Grettis saga. Its hero, Grettir, is both ostensibly the author ... More


Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange

Jelena Todorović

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270231
eISBN:
9780823270262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange is the first book-length study to explore the question of poetry and genre in the earliest author’s book in Italian by investigating, through an analysis of ... More


A Mixed-Form Tradition of Literary Theory and Practice

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Consolation of Philosophy ushered in the reevaluation and experimentation that brought forth the more modern forms of protreptic and prosimetrum. These two modes—one ethical, the other ... More


Prosimetrum and the CanterburyPhilosophy of Literature

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter further explores Chaucer's only formally prosimetric work, the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's form in Tales is designed as a pointed gesture toward prosimetrum, being that it does not ... More


Hoccleve and the Convention of Mixed-Form Protrepsis

Eleanor Johnson

in Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015842
eISBN:
9780226015989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015989.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Thomas Hoccleve emerged in the 1380s and early 1390s as a public bureaucrat exposed to the literary oeuvres of both Chaucer and Gower as they composed their reengagements with and reinventions of ... More


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