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The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... More


The Inescapable Queen

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0120
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first scene of the opera Queen of Spades introduces major leitmotifs associated with double passions—love and gambling—which, though contrasting, share an identical melody. Unexpected, surprising ... More


Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure: The Shepherdess as a Poet

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In her 1403 Dit de la pastoure, Christine de Pizan turns the century-old French pastourelle inside-out. The most radical and sweeping innovation that Christine brings to bear on the pastourelle is ... More


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