By Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig
Is it valid to conceive of and write a heritage of medieval French literature while the time period "literature" as we all know it this present day didn't seem till the very finish of the center a while? during this novel creation to French literature of the interval, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet says definite, arguing profound literary awareness did exist on the time.
Cerquiglini-Toulet demanding situations the traditional methods of examining and comparing literature, contemplating medieval literature no longer as cut loose that during different eras yet as a part of the wider culture of worldwide literature. Her large and realized readings of either canonical and lesser-known works pose the most important questions on, between different issues, the concept of otherness, the that means of swap and balance, and the connection of medieval literature with theology.
Part historical past of literature, half theoretical feedback, this publication reshapes the language and content material of medieval works. via weaving jointly subject matters equivalent to the beginning of epic and lyric poetry, Latin-French bilingualism, women's writing, grammar, authorship, and extra, Cerquiglini-Toulet does not anything under redefine either philosophical and literary ways to medieval French literature. Her publication is a historical past of the literary act, a background of phrases, a background of rules and works?monuments instead of documents?that calls into query glossy techniques of literature.
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A New History of Medieval French Literature (Rethinking Theory) by Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig