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Gower

Hugh White

in Nature, Sex, and Goodness in a Medieval Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187301
eISBN:
9780191674693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187301.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The significance of nature for Gower is apparent simply in the frequency with which he uses nature terms. This chapter deals mainly with Confessio Amantis, Gower's great English work. Most of this ... More


Women as Household Exchange in Genius's Tales

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/9780199542642.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter turns to the exemplary narratives of Confessio Amantis and examines their household-based economics of power through the theme of the exchange of women. Interpretations of Gower's tales ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199542642.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter brings together all the arguments presented in the book regarding the importance of the great household to late 14th-century England. It summarizes the political positions developed in ... More


Bohemian Gower: , Queen Anne, and Machaut’s Judgment Poems

Linda Burke

in Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813062419
eISBN:
9780813053080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062419.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The English poet John Gower has long been recognized as a Ricardian, that is, a poet in the artistic orbit of England’s King Richard II. This essay explores the importance of Richard’s Queen Anne of ... More


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

Elliot Kendall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the importance of the great household to late 14th-century English culture and society. A sustained new reading of John Gower's major English poem, Confessio Amantis, shows how ... More


Introduction

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/9780199542642.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter anticipates the broad argument of the book. It cites historians' recognition of the importance of the late medieval great household and aristocratic affinity, and proposes including ... More


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


Retribution as Household Exchange in Genius's Tales

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/9780199542642.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter expands the previous chapter's discussion of attitudes to law and justice by investigating the politics of uncentralized, household-based dispute resolution in the tales of Confessio ... More


Service Allegory: The Great Household in Genius's Confession

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/9780199542642.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The language of the great household operates in Gower's Confessio Amantis in manifold areas, including the metaphorical discourse of the confessional frame narrative. This chapter argues that the ... More


Total Reciprocity and the Problem of Kingship

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/9780199542642.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The book's final chapter explores the theorization and narrative representation of kingship in Confessio Amantis Book Seven. It contextualises Book Seven in relation to salient ideas of medieval ... More


James I of Scotland and The Kingis Quair

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the captivity of James I of Scotland, and discusses how the ‘I’ voice of The Kingis Quair may be read as James I's autobiographical identity. It examines how the identity James ... More


Justice and the Affinity

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/9780199542642.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Exchanges of justice lay at the heart of the late medieval aristocratic political economy. This chapter discusses the respective positions of formal law and household-based modes of dispute ... More


Polarized Debates, Ambivalent Judgments: The and the

Lewis Beer

in Machaut's Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813062419
eISBN:
9780813053080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062419.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter aims to illustrate three simple points: first, that medieval love-debate poetry is centrally concerned with a conflict between idealism and pragmatism; second, that Machaut’s Jugement du ... More


Chaucer, Gower, and Fifteenth-Century Poetry in English

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

By the end of the fourteenth century, a sizeable audience for poetry in English among the gentry and the commercial classes had emerged. Chaucer wrote for this readership, and his poetry shows a ... More


Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Jane Griffiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book examines the glossing of a variety of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century texts by authors including Lydgate, Douglas, Chaloner, Baldwin, Bullein, Harington, and Nashe. It is concerned ... More


Introduction

Jane Griffiths

in Diverting Authorities: Experimental Glossing Practices in Manuscript and Print

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654512
eISBN:
9780191789434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654512.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The introduction sets out the main questions the book will address. It gives a working definition of both ‘gloss’ and ‘diverting glossing’, provides an overview of the diverse traditions out of which ... More


Heavy atmosphere

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen deftly pairs ‘heavy atmosphere’ – ideas about weather and mood – in Chaucer’s works, while at the same time unsettling received ideas about a unidimensional human and elemental ... More


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