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Courtly Love and the Lordship of Venus

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The second of two chapters on the Confessio Amantis frame narrative, this chapter analyses political dimensions of courtly love and the relationship between Venus, Cupid, Genius and Amans, or the ... More


Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Helen Barr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book bridges the disciplines of literature and history by examining various kinds of literary language as examples of social practice. Readings of both English and Latin texts from the late 14th ... More


Birds: The Ornament of the Air

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the Bestiary, birds are treated as a self-contained and distinctive form of creation. Lévi-Strauss suggests that it is precisely because birds are so different from humans that they can be ... More


Coded Birds and Bees: Unscrambling Mum and the Sothsegger and The Boke of Cupide

HELEN BARR

in Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the narrative strategies and diction of Mum and the Sothsegger and The Boke of Cupide possess religious commentary because they form part of a language code whose social ... More


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