Chaucer s Fabliaux as Analogues

Thirdly , I have put Chaucer's fabliaux firmly among the other analogues . Hence , the slightly provocative but programmatic title “ Chaucer's Fabliaux AS Analogues ' . I hope to have struck an acceptable balance between our purpose to ...

Author: Erik Hertog

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9061864623

Category: Literary Criticism

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The presence of so many fabliaux in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is intriguing in its own right, given the fact that there are no real fabliaux in Middle English befor Chaucer. But these stories are also interesting as instances of a concept and practice thas has received little critical attention so far, namely 'analogy', the writing and, above all, recognition of 'similar' stories. How to account for the literary practice that enables us to perceive stories as similar, c.q. analogous? This original study sets out to explore this phenomenon, first tentatively vis-?)vis other terms and practices (Translation, Borrowing, Adaptation, Version) and then, in the major part of the book, in a pragmatic-structuralist analysis of four salient components of narrative--Plot, Character, Thematics, and Genre--each illustrated with examples taken from Chaucer's fabliaux and their analogues in various European languages.In each of the four chapters the key-issue is Categorisation and Hertog traces its evolution and usefulness a a concept from Wittgenstein's family resemblances' and Zadeh's 'fuzzy set theory' to E. Rosch's Prototype theory. The conclusion draws attention to two aspects which set Chaucer's fabliaux very much apart from the other analogues: their contextuality within the polylogue of the Canterbury Tales, and secondly, their explicit intertextuality which invites us to look anew at the assumptions of traditional source-criticism. The study ends with some theoretical reflections on analogy and an attempt at definition.The book will interest not only Chaucerians and other medievalists but also scholars in literarry theory and interpretation.
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Chaucer s Miller s Reeve s and Cook s Tales

Chaucer's Fabliaux as Analogues . Mediaevalia Lovaniensia , 1st ser , 19. Leuven : Leuven UP , 1991 . A comprehensive study of Chaucer's fabliaux , relating them to their analogues . Hertog refers to Rvt in his discussion of Plot ' ( pp ...

Author: David Biggs

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802008747

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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An annotated bibliography describing editing and critical works on three of Chaucer's tales. The authors make extensive use of the standard bibliographies of English literature, medieval studies, and Chaucerian studies.
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Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales

Preface This second volume of Sources and Analogues of The Canterbury Tales completes the project , sponsored by the ... of the four analogues found in the earlier volume , the Flemish fabliau , is judged to be closest to Chaucer's tale ...

Author: Robert M. Correale

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843840480

Category: Literary Criticism

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The publication of this volume completes the new edition of the sources and major analogues of all the Canterbury Tales prepared by members of the New Chaucer Society. This collection, the first to appear in over half a century, features such additions as a fresh interpretation of Chaucer's sources for the frame of the work, chapters on the sources of the General Prologue and Retractions, and modern English translations of all foreign language texts, with glosses for the Middle English. Chapters on the individual tales contain an updated survey of the present state of scholarship on their source materials. Several sources and analogues discovered during the past fifty years are found here together for the first time, and some other familiar sources are re-edited from manuscripts closer to Chaucer's copies. Besides the General Prologue and the Retractions, this volume includes chapters on the Miller, Summoner, Merchant, Physician, Shipman, Prioress, Sir Thopas, Canon's Yeoman, Manciple, the Knight and the prologues and tales of the Man of Law and Wife of Bath. Contributors: PETER BEIDLER, KENNETH A. BLEETH, LAUREL BROUGHTON, JOANNE CHARBONNEAU, WILLIAM E. COLEMAN, CAROLYN P. COLLETTE, VINCENT DI MARCO, PETER FIELD, TRAUGOTT LAWLER, ANITA OBERMEIER, ROBERT RAYMO, CHRISTINE RICHARDSON-HEY, JOHN SCATTERGOOD, NIGEL S. THOMPSON, EDWARD WHEATLEY, JOHN WITHRINGTON.
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A New Introduction to Chaucer

Bryan, W. R. and Dempster, G. (eds) (1941) Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (reprinted 1958). Havely, N. R. (1981) Chaucer's Boccaccio, Cambridge. Hertog, Erik (1991) Chaucer's Fabliaux as Analogues, Leuven.

Author: D. S. Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317895374

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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This new introduction to Chaucer has been radically rewritten since the previous edition which was published in 1984. The book is a controversial and modern restatement of some of the traditional views on Chaucer, and seeks to present a rounded introduction to his life, cultural setting and works. Professor Brewer takes into account recent literary criticism, both challenging new ideas and using them in his analysis of Chaucer's work. Above all, there is a strong emphasis on leading the reader to understand and enjoy the poetry and prose, and to try to understand Chaucer's values which are often seen to oppose modern principles. A New Introduction to Chaucer is the result of Derek Brewer's distinguished career spanning fifty years of research and study of Chaucer and contemporary scholarship and criticism. New interpretations of many of the poems are presented including a detailed account of the Book of the Duchess. Derek Brewer's fresh and narrative style of writing will appeal to all who are interested in Chaucer, from sixth-form and undergraduate students who are new to Chaucer's work through to more advanced students and lecturers.
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Transforming Talk

... to the fabliau;68 and both have fabliaux as analogues.69 Attesting to the tales' generic hybridity, Larry Benson and Theodore Andersson provide a selection of analogues for them in a volume devoted to Chaucer's fabliaux but are ...

Author: Susan E. Phillips

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047393

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cultural Context of Chaucer s Fabliaux

but is rather based on the testimony of sources and analogues and the internal evidence of structure and detail . None of Chaucer's fabliaux has a definite source , a but the closest analogues of each are quite obviously tales of a ...

Author: Glending Olson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025636536

Category: Literature, Medieval

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English in the Middle Ages

The ambitions of Symkyn and his wife do not figure in the analogues, and the clerks' motivation is elsewhere plain lust, ... structuralist analysis of several of these versions, see Erik Hertog, Chaucer's Fabliaux as Analogues (Leuven: ...

Author: Tim William Machan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191555688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Professor Machan explores for the first time fully a new dimension in the understanding of the role of the English language in medieval England. He is rigorous and sceptical in his examination of assumptions that have come to be too easily accepted - about the rise of 'standard' English, about 'linguistic nationalism', about the role of Lollardy in fostering the vernacular, about the intrinsic funniness of regional dialects. He uses literary texts well, and offers, from his particular linguistic vantage-point, new and compelling interpretations of the dialect northernisms in Chaucer's Reeve's Tale and of the subtleties of the 'sociolect' of courtly love-conversation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.. Derek Pearsall , Harvard University What did people in England in the Middle Ages think about language? What was their view of English, French, and Latin, and how did this influence the way they communicated? This book uses these questions as a basis for a ground-breaking investigation into the use and status of the English language in medieval England. Professor Machan suggests that many linguistic, literary, and historical considerations of medieval statements on language have significantly failed to take into account the social and linguistic contexts of their production. In this volume he explores not only medieval ideas about language but also the discursive traditions which generated them. English in the Middle Ages draws upon a wide range of documentary evidence, including most notably the royal letters issued in 1258 prior to the Barons' War. The author also analyses the language spoken by Chaucer's pilgrims, the conversations in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', and many other chronicles, poems, and commentaries. The book concludes with a consideration of the post-medieval history of the status of English in law, literature, and education. The book will interest scholars from a range of disciplines - particularly linguistics, literature, and history - and is written in clear, non-technical language.
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A Companion to Chaucer

Benson, L. D. and Andersson, T. M., eds and trans (1971) The Literary Context of Chaucer's Fabliaux (Indianapolis, Ind. and New York: BobbsMerrill). Provides a very useful set of analogues for Chaucer's fabliaux; supplements Bryan and ...

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470692745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

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Designed as both a contribution to original research and as a stimulating and accessible text, this volume is a helpful, reliable, responsive and adaptable resource for students of Chaucer at all levels.
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The Literary Context of Chaucer s Fabliaux

The Merchant's Tale and Its Analogues A large number of analogues of Chaucer's " Merchant's Tale " are collected in Originals and Analogues of Some of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Sources and Analogues of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales .

Author: Larry Dean Benson


ISBN: UCAL:B4284666

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

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Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism

Hart, Walter M. The Reeve's Tale, A Comparative Study of Chaucer's Narrative Art. 1914; rprt. ... In Sources and Analogues, Eds., William F. Bryan and Germaine Dempster. 1941; rprt. ... Portraits in Chaucer's Fabliau.

Author: Lynn King Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000681369

Category: Literary Criticism

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Originally published in 1985. This impressive research tool offers four different indexes to cross-reference works on the sources of Chaucer. The user can look up sources by author, genre type or title, or look up the title of one of Chaucer’s works to find which bibliographic entries they are mentioned within. This is a useful reference work on Chaucer source and analogue scholarship, including 1477 entries.
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