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Further French Natures

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/9780198187301.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers some writings in French on which the impact of the Roman de la Rose is apparent and examines how they respond to the idea of a Nature who condones and encourages behaviour ... More


Theorizing the Rose: Crises of Textual Authority in the Querelle de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

During the period 1401–1403 occurred the famous Querelle de la Rose, in which Jean Gerson, theologian and chancellor of the University of Paris, and the ‘proto-feminist’ Christine de Pizan debated ... More


The Roman de la Rose

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/9780198187301.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Not a great deal about the moral position of the Roman de la Rose is clear. The famous 15th-century debate over the poem is early testimony to the difficulty of arriving at a consensus of judgement ... More


Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Alastair J. Minnis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun was a major bestseller, largely due to its robust treatment of ‘natural’ sexuality. This book concentrates on the ways in which de Meun, in imitation of Ovid, ... More


Lifting the Veil: Sexual/Textual Nakedness in the Roman de la Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his Anticlaudianus and De planctu naturae, Alan of Lille put integumental theory into literary practice. This chapter examines Alan's De planctu naturae and Jean de Meun's portion of the Roman de ... More


Pruning the Rose: Evrart de Conty and European Vernacular Commentary

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter suggests that there was a strong impulse in the early reception of the Roman de la Rose to normalise the poem, to remove the thorns of its most radically experimental erotic language. In ... More


Introduction: Maistre Jehan de Meun and the magisterium amoris

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines the debate over the status of the Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun as a poem about love. De Meun was perceived as a ‘Medieval Ovid’ by his supporters and defenders alike. For his ... More


Parler proprement: Words, Deeds, and Proper Speech in the Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses Jean de Meun's pronouncements on proper speech and the relationship of words and deeds in his part of the poem Roman de la Rose, with special reference to Raison's infamous ... More


Signe d’estre malles: Genre, Gender, and the End of the Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the semantic cross-currents which complicate the ending of the poem Roman de la Rose, rendering closure impossible and consequently undermining the text's occasional aspirations ... More


Guillaume de Lorris, Le Roman de la Rose: The Garden of Unhallowed Delights

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

While critics have in the past concurred in recognizing the incontrovertible fact that the romance is a narrative of desire, few have devoted detailed analysis to the equally incontrovertible ... More


Toward a Subjective Mythography:: Allegorical Figurae and Authorial Self-Projection

Jane Chance

in Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060125
eISBN:
9780813050492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060125.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 1 clarifies the origins and nature of the hybrid mythography characteristic of the authors discussed in this volume, which can be said to have emerged at the historical conjunction of the ... More


The (Queer) Look of Love: Narcissus, Bel Vezer, and Galehaut

Simon Gaunt

in Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly Literature: Martyrs to Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199272075
eISBN:
9780191709869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272075.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter uses critical models deriving from Lacan's seminar XX, Encore, to suggest that some rather exceptional male characters in medieval texts (notably Galehaut in the Lancelot en prose) offer ... More


Love's Martyrs

Tony Hunt

in Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In terms of the subject of love and the demonstrating literature as a distinct cultural phenomenon, the references to the Roman de la Rose indicates how the work has had power on various other ... More


The English Subject

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates the role widely ascribed to The Book of the Duchess, Chaucer's first surviving narrative poem, as a polemically ‘English’ work. It sees it instead as the product of a ... More


Jean de Meun, Le Roman de la Rose: Unrefined Reason

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The debate on the desirability of euphemism has become one of the most highly scrutinized parts of the romance, particularly with regard to the role of Reason. John V. Fleming has adopted the most ... More


The French Dimension in Dante's Politics

Richard Cooper

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the French dimension of Dante's thoughts on government. Here, one of Dante's particular and legitimate concerns, the political conspiracy between a French king and a puppet ... More


From Cosmos to Microcosm: Nature, Allegory, Humanism

Rebecca Davis

in Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198778400
eISBN:
9780191823831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778400.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Early and Medieval Literature

By tracing Natura’s appearances in Bernard Silvestris’s Cosmographia, Alan of Lille’s De planctu naturae and Anticlaudianus, and in the vernacular contributions of Jean de Meun’s Roman de la rose, ... More


Introduction

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter introduces the writings of several figures, each of whom used Venus as the patron deity of pleasures that devolved from reading, writing, or interpreting. Only one of the works ... More


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