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Madness in Medieval French Literature: Identities Found and Lost

Sylvia Huot

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252121
eISBN:
9780191719110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the literary representation of madness in a series of medieval French texts, including both romance and hagiography. The study covers both ‘genuine’ madmen and ‘holy fools’, for ... More


Incorporation in the Siege of Melayne

Suzanne Conklin Akbari

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

In the debate concerning precisely what constitutes a medieval ‘romance’, the Siege of Melayne occupies a special position. This poem participates in the conventions both of romance and of ... More


Focus Fronting in Romance: A Comparison

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 3 investigates the similarities and the differences between Sicilian FF and FF in other Romance varieties. When compared to these languages, Sicilian proves to behave differently in that ... More


The Siege of Jerusalem

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 ad. The treatments in Middle English of the matter of the capture and destruction of Jerusalem illustrate the ... More


The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Helen Cooper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a study of romance motifs and conventions, or ‘memes’: ideas that behave like genes or organisms in their ability to replicate, adapt, and survive in different forms and cultures. First ... More


Conclusion

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

There are many versions of the story of the hero reclothed in the fashion of medieval romance, and the Middle English tradition is particularly rich in these. This book concludes with five heroic ... More


Toward the Private Self: Desire, Masculinity, and Middle English Romance

in The Masculine Self in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226569550
eISBN:
9780226569598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569598.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the issues of desire and the private self in relation to masculinity in medieval England. It reviews a variety of late medieval romances to sketch out a generalized template for ... More


Passionate, eloquent and determined: Heroines’ tales and feminine poetics: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture read 12 April 2016

Helen Cooper

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This article studies a group of romances, appearing first in French in the mid-12th century in the Roman d’Eneas, and later in Anglo-Norman and Middle English (including Ipomadon and William of ... More


The twin demons of aristocratic society in Sir Gowther

Alcuin Blamires

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Sir Gowther is a 700-line narrative probably originating about 1400 in the North Midlands. It is conspicuous for that surface crankiness and drastic speed which are often found in medieval English ... More


Lyric, Romance, and Alliterative Verse in Fourteenth-Century England

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/9780198833154.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Fourteenth-century Europe saw the spread of literacy and increasing numbers of educated laity, creating a large audience for poetry on the page. Dante in the Commedia, Petrarch, Machaut, and others ... More


Chrétien and His Milieu

Joseph J. Duggan

in The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083576
eISBN:
9780300133707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083576.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter describes the crucial role of Chretien de Troyes's five romances in literary history. Chretien continued traditions of narrative set in motion by the authors of the medieval romances of ... More


From Arden to America: Lodge’s Tragedies of Infatuation

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the prose works of Thomas Lodge, Greene's one time collaborator. While sharing many traits with Greene, Lodge lived long enough to understand the developments in romance ... More


On the Nature of the V2 System of Medieval Romance

Giampaolo Salvi

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the structure of the left periphery and V2. It outlines a detailed map of the CP domain of Medieval Romance and argues that one of the syntactic positions traditionally ... More


Sir Thopas’s mourning maidens

Helen Cooper

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/9781526129154.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

It is usually assumed that the maidens in Chaucer’s Sir Thopas who ‘mourn’ for him ‘when hem were bet to slepe’ are a parodic misunderstanding of the habit of romance knights of mourning for their ... More


Rethinking Medieval Romance V2

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a comprehensive formal account of the V2 property in Medieval Romance. A number of points of continuity between varieties are highlighted, which are linked to the presence of a ... More


The V2 syntax of Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed presentation of the main data and arguments which have been proposed in favour of claiming that the Medieval Romance languages were V2 systems and considers data from ... More


Romance in/and the Medieval Mediterranean

Sharon Kinoshita

in Thinking Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198795148
eISBN:
9780191836497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795148.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter expands the traditional classification of medieval French romance by proposing ‘Mediterranean’ as a thematic category alongside ‘Antique’ and ‘Breton’. In addition to their geographical ... More


Medieval Romance

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although it is believed that the romances of the Middle Ages had an insignificant effect on the lives of the people who lived during the period, this chapter will focus on the most famous medieval ... More


Introduction

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter briefly outlines the main evidence that has been put forward in favour of the V2 hypothesis for Medieval Romance. It then gives a survey of the main developments in the study of Germanic ... More


“Lady, you saw it with your own eyes!”: enite and the perfect female gaze in hartmann’s erec

Sandra Lindemann Summers

in Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044187
eISBN:
9780813046198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044187.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores Hartmann von Aue’s Erec with a focus on the main female character, Enite, who is both object of the gaze and gazer herself. Since contemporary readers of medieval romance were ... More


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