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JANE E. EVERSON

in The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160151
eISBN:
9780191716386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160151.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the most important touchstones for judging the interaction of the romance epic with humanist culture, and for explaining the measure of its success in the cultural milieu of the classical ... More


Elements of Mock Epic

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the relation of mock epic to earlier genres. It discusses Italian romance epic, especially Ariosto's Orlando furioso, showing how it represents sexual relations with more ... More


The Paradoxical Success of the Romance Epic: Ariosto and Beyond

JANE E. EVERSON

in The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160151
eISBN:
9780191716386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160151.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the success of the romance epic in Italy in the age of Humanism depended on the two phenomena to which this study has constantly drawn attention, and which together ... More


(Re-)Reading the Classics

JANE E. EVERSON

in The Italian Romance Epic in the Age of Humanism: The Matter of Italy and the World of Rome

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198160151
eISBN:
9780191716386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160151.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The would-be epic poets from the mid-14th century on were, on the one hand, drawn to the long-standing popular traditions of narrative, with their patchwork approach to the incorporation of material ... More


Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Ritchie Robertson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a study of a genre of poetry that flourished in English, French, and German literature from the early eighteenth to the mid‐nineteenth century. Although some of the texts discussed are ... More


The ‘Reformation’ of Native Romance in The Faerie Queene, Book I

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter investigates the use of native romance in Book I of The Faerie Queene to understand Spenser's strategy in creating a Protestant romance-epic. It examines two aspects of Spenser's ... More


Genre and Devotion in Punjabi Popular Narratives: Rethinking cultural and religious syncretism *

Farina Mir

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0040
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines a genre of Punjabi popular narratives — qisse, or epic-romances — as historical sources that contribute to our understanding of aesthetic and religious culture in colonial ... More


Liberating the Tomb: Difference and Death in Gerusalemme liberata

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on a major work of the later sixteenth century, Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata, whose narrative arc is shaped by the felt need for the poem to free its characters and its author ... More


Medieval Epic

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Medieval epic in the Western European vernaculars combines roots in oral poetry with the influence of Latin. The three main traditions—Celtic, Germanic, and Romance epic—are each relatively coherent ... More


Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

This book provides a survey of the broad and deep literary tradition in Yiddish. The book is a study of an entire culture via its literature, and thus it sees literature in a broad sense. It begins ... More


Conclusion

Luke Sunderland

in Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion charts the survival of the rebel baron tradition into the early modern period, before looking at thinkers from the three spheres of influence that shape this book—Machiavelli, Bodin, ... More


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