Category «Literary Medieval Criticism»

New PDF release: Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

By Patrick Sims-Williams

within the heart a long time Ireland's broad and now recognized literature used to be unknown open air the Gaelic-speaking international of eire, Scotland, and the Isle of guy - with Wales an enormous exception. Irish emigrants had settled in Wales from the 5th century onwards, Irish students labored in Wales within the 9th century, and in the course of the heart a while there have been ecclesiastical, mercantile, and armed forces contacts around the Irish Sea. From this viewpoint, it's not surprising
that the names of Irish heroes similar to Cú Roí, Cú Chulainn, Finn, and Deirdre turned recognized to Welsh poets, and that Irish narratives motivated the authors of the Welsh Mabinogion. but the Welsh and Irish languages weren't collectively understandable, the measure to which the 2 international locations nonetheless shared a
common Celtic inheritance is contested, and Latin supplied a handy lingua franca. may perhaps a few of the similarities among the Irish and Welsh literatures be as a result of self sufficient impacts or perhaps to twist of fate? Patrick Sims-Williams offers a brand new method of those arguable questions, situating them within the context of the remainder of medieval literature and overseas folklore. the result's the 1st finished estimation of the level to which Irish literature influenced
medieval Welsh literature. This e-book might be of curiosity not just to medievalists yet to all these considering the matter of ways to acknowledge and assessment literary influence.

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Transformations of Knowledge in Dutch Expansion by Susanne Friedrich,Arndt Brendecke,Stefan Ehrenpreis PDF

By Susanne Friedrich,Arndt Brendecke,Stefan Ehrenpreis

In the 17th and eighteenth centuries, gadgets, texts and folks travelled world wide on board Dutch ships. The essays during this e-book discover how those circulations reworked wisdom in Asian and eu societies. They be aware of epistemic effects within the fields of historiography, geography, usual historical past, faith and philosophy, in addition to in way of life. Emphasizing ameliorations, the quantity reconstructs small semantic shifts of data and tentative changes to new cultural contexts. It unfolds the usually conflict-ridden, complicated and principally worldwide background of particular items of information in addition to of generally-shared modern understandings concerning what might or couldn't be thought of precise. The e-book contributes to present debates approximately how you can conceptualize the unsettled epistemologies of the early glossy global.

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Electra and the Empty Urn: Metatheater and Role Playing in by Mark Ringer PDF

By Mark Ringer

Metatheater, or "theater inside theater," is a severe process frequently utilized in experiences of Shakespearian or sleek drama. Breaking new flooring within the learn of old Greek tragedy, Mark Ringer applies the idea that of metatheatricality to the paintings of Sophocles. His cutting edge research sheds mild on Sophocles' technical ingenuity and divulges formerly unrecognized features of fifth-century performative irony.

Ringer analyzes the layers of theatrical self-awareness in all seven
Sophoclean tragedies, giving precise awareness to Electra, the
playwright's such a lot metatheatrical paintings. He makes a speciality of performs inside plays,
characters who seem to be in contention with their playwright in "scripting"
their dramas, and a few of the roles that characters think of their makes an attempt to misinform different characters or perhaps themselves. Ringer additionally examines circumstances of literal function enjoying, exploring the results of the Greek conference of sharing a number of roles between in basic terms 3 actors.

Sophocles has lengthy been praised as one of many masters of dramatic
irony. information of Sophoclean metatheater, Ringer indicates, deepens our appreciation of that irony and divulges the playwright's willing know-how of his art.

Originally released in 1998.

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Death in Babylon: Alexander the Great and Iberian Empire in by Vincent Barletta PDF

By Vincent Barletta

Though Alexander the good lived greater than seventeen centuries prior to the onset of Iberian growth into Muslim Africa and Asia, he loomed huge within the literature of overdue medieval and early glossy Portugal and Spain. Exploring little-studied chronicles, chivalric romances, novels, travelogues, and crypto-Muslim texts, Vincent Barletta indicates that the tale of Alexander not just sowed the seeds of Iberian empire yet foreshadowed the decline of Portuguese and Spanish impression within the centuries to come.

Death in Babylon depicts Alexander as a fancy image of Western domination, immortality, dissolution, heroism, villainy, and dying. yet Barletta additionally indicates that texts ostensibly celebrating the conqueror have been haunted by way of failure. interpreting literary and old works in Aljamiado, Castilian, Catalan, Greek, Latin, and Portuguese, Death in Babylon develops a view of empire and modernity proficient by way of the moral metaphysics of French phenomenologist Emmanuel Levinas. a singular contribution to the literature of empire construction, Death in Babylon offers a body for the deep mortal anxiousness that has infused and given form to the unfold of imperial Europe from its very beginning.

Please notice: The electronic version doesn't contain 1 of the two photographs that seem within the actual edition.

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Read e-book online Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe (The New Middle PDF

By Irit Ruth Kleiman

Twelve medieval students from a variety of disciplines, together with legislation, literature, and faith handle the query: What did it suggest to own a voice - or to be with no one - in the course of the center a while? This assortment unearths how the philosophy, theology, and aesthetics of the voice inhabit probably the most canonical texts of the center Ages.

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Geistliches Erzählen: Zur deutschsprachigen religiösen - download pdf or read online

By Nicole Eichenberger

Die Untersuchung befasst sich mit dem bisher in der Forschung wenig beachteten Texttyp der geistlichen Verserzählungen. Im Zentrum dieser kurzen Texte steht meist das Eingreifen der Transzendenz ins Leben der menschlichen Figuren. Durch ihre Thematik und ihre literarische Faktur ermöglichen die Texte sowohl Einblicke in die mittelalterliche religiöse Vorstellungswelt als auch in die verschiedenen erzähltechnischen und konzeptionellen Möglichkeiten, in der Volkssprache religiöse Inhalte zu bearbeiten.
Das Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung ist es, die Gruppe der geistlichen Verserzählungen als Texttyp zu beschreiben, wobei eine offene texttypologische Konzeption und ein multiperspektivisches Beschreibungsmodell dem Facettenreichtum des literarischen Phänomens gerecht zu werden suchen. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Texte bildet dabei einen Schwerpunkt.
Zahlreiche detaillierte Fallstudien leisten eine systematisch angelegte Aufarbeitung des Texttyps und stellen grundlegende Informationen bereit. Die darüber hinausgehenden texttypologischen, literatursystematischen und literaturhistorischen Ergebnisse der Untersuchung sind auch für andere Fragestellungen anschlussfähig.

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Download e-book for kindle: Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early by Jennifer C. Vaught

By Jennifer C. Vaught

Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the very important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and although her analyses offers more often than not with sleek literary works. This choice of essays examines the significant volume to which rhetorical figures relating to illness and health and wellbeing - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early glossy literature, faith, technological know-how, and medication in England and its surrounding eu context. according to the severe development during the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the sentiments, those essays song the improvement of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically illness and health-physical, emotional, and non secular. The members to this assortment procedure their interesting topics from a variety of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender stories; faith; and, the historical past of medicine.
The essays specialize in works through Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural historical past artifacts similar to medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague accounts of mortality, meteorology, and scientific courses for fit regimens.

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Download PDF by Caroline Emmelius: Gesellige Ordnung: Literarische Konzeptionen von geselliger

By Caroline Emmelius

Die literaturwissenschaftliche Studie untersucht Darstellungen geselliger Kommunikation in der europäischen Literatur des 12. bis sixteen. Jahrhunderts. Sie beschreibt die sozialen Konstellationen und kommunikativen Verfahren (wie erzählen, diskutieren), die gesellige Situationen kennzeichnen. Sie zeigt, dass sich grundlegende Prinzipien von Geselligkeit schon in der mittelalterlichen Literatur ausbilden. Im Zentrum stehen neben Texten der mittelhochdeutschen Literatur die geselligen Entwürfe in zwei Texten Boccaccios (Filocolo, Decameron), die sich für die europäische Literatur des späten Mittelalters als besonders wirkungsmächtig erweisen.

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Therese Fuhrer,Felix Mundt,Jan Stenger's Cityscaping: Constructing and Modelling Images of the City PDF

By Therese Fuhrer,Felix Mundt,Jan Stenger

The time period ‘cityscaping’ is right here brought to characterise the inventive approach wherein just like town is created and represented in a variety of media– textual content, movie and artefacts. It therefore turns realization clear of equipped city areas and onto psychological photos of towns. One concentration is at the query of which literary, visible and acoustic capability instructed their recipients’ spatial mind's eye; one other is to inquire into the semantics and capabilities which are ascribed to similar to a urban as built in a variety of media. The examples of historical texts and artistic endeavors, and smooth literature and flicks, are used to clarify the inventive power of pictures of town and the ideas during which they're semanticised. With its interdisciplinary strategy, the quantity for the 1st time makes transparent how strongly psychological pictures of city house, either historic and sleek, were formed by way of the strategies in their illustration in media.

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