Literary Medieval Criticism

Elektra (Griechische Dramen) (German Edition) by Sophokles,Thomas A. Schmitz

By Sophokles,Thomas A. Schmitz

Den Mythos davon, dass Orestes und Elektra für ihren getöteten Vater Agamemnon Rache nehmen und seine Mörderin, ihre eigene Mutter Klytaimestra, umbringen, haben die drei berühmtesten attischen Tragiker – Aischylos, Sophokles und Euripides – auf die Bühne gebracht. Sophokles konzentriert sich in seinem Stück vor allem auf das Leid der isoliert bei ihrer verhassten Mutter lebenden Elektra. Seine Tragödie hat besonders seit dem 19. Jahrhundert zahlreiche moderne Dramatiker (wie etwa Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Eugene O’Neill, Jean Giraudoux oder Jean-Paul Sartre) zu Neufassungen inspiriert. Der vorliegende Kommentar erschließt den textual content für moderne Leser. Er legt besonderes Gewicht darauf, die Wirkung des Bühnengeschehens auf den Zuschauer sowie die Bezüge zur modernen Rezeption des Textes zu erläutern.



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Choral Mediations in Greek Tragedy by Renaud Gagné,Marianne Hopman

By Renaud Gagné,Marianne Hopman

This quantity explores how the choruses of Greek tragedy creatively mixed media and discourses to generate their very own particular sorts of that means. The participants examine choruses as fictional, spiritual and civic performers; as combos of textual content, music and dance; and as gadgets of mirrored image in themselves, in relation and distinction to the choruses of comedy and melic poetry. Drawing on past analyses of the social context of Greek drama, the non-textual dimensions of tragedy, and the kin among dramatic and melic choruses, the chapters discover the makes use of of varied analytic instruments in permitting us greater to catch the specificity of the tragic refrain. certain cognizance is given to the physicality of choral dancing, musical interactions among choruses and actors, the trajectories of reception, and the remedy of time and area within the odes.

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The Gnostic Paradigm: Forms of Knowing in English Literature by N. Elias

By N. Elias

No research has been conducted studying the gnostic undercurrents in medieval England. For the 1st time, Natanela Elias investigates the life of those gnostic strains, utilizing famous overdue medieval English literary works equivalent to Piers Plowman and Confessio Amantis and finally laying off gentle on a formerly missed non secular dimension.

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Peter of Auvergne: University Master of the 13th Century by Christoph Flüeler,Lidia Lanza,Marco Toste

By Christoph Flüeler,Lidia Lanza,Marco Toste

peter of Auvergne (+1304) is without doubt one of the best and such a lot influential commentators of the school of Arts on the college of Paris, on the finish of the thirteenth century Peter really moved to the higher theological college, the place he argued a couple of quodlibeta.
This quantity of convention lawsuits represents the 1st exam of the paintings of Peter of Auvergne as a complete. moreover, biographical info has been interpreted in new methods. a few of the contributions current study on facets of his commentaries at the logical, typical philosophical, metaphysical, moral, and political works of Aristotle, in addition to elements of his theological works. A comparability with contemporaneous authors demonstrates that Peter provides a completely special line of idea and that prior classifications has to be differentiated or maybe discarded. additionally, Peter develops an miraculous background of reception with a few of his works that endured into early modernity.

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Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond by George T. Calofonos,Christine Angelidi

By George T. Calofonos,Christine Angelidi

even though the particular dreaming adventure of the Byzantines lies past our achieve, the outstanding variety of dream narratives within the surviving assets of the interval attests to the cardinal functionality of goals as automobiles of which means, and therefore provides sleek students entry to the broader cultural textile of symbolic representations of the Byzantine global. even if recounting genuine or invented desires, the narratives serve quite a few reasons, resembling political and non secular agendas, own aspirations or just an author’s show of literary ability. it is just in recent times that Byzantine dreaming has attracted scholarly realization, and critical guides have recommended the best way Byzantines reshaped historic interpretative types and utilized new perceptions to the services of desires. This booklet - the 1st choice of stories on Byzantine goals to be released - goals to illustrate extra the significance of heavily studying goals in Byzantium of their wider ancient and cultural, in addition to narrative, context. associated via this universal thread, the essays supply insights into the functionality of desires in hagiography, historiography, rhetoric, epistolography, and romance. They discover gender and erotic features of goals; they learn cross-cultural elements of dreaming, offer new readings, and contextualize particular instances; additionally they examine the Greco-Roman heritage and Islamic impacts of Byzantine desires and their Christianization. the quantity offers a wide number of views, together with these of psychoanalysis and anthropology.

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Textual Agency: Writing Culture and Social Networks in by Ann M. Gomez-Bravo

By Ann M. Gomez-Bravo

Textual Agency examines the big proliferation of poetic texts in fifteenth-century Spain, targeting the $64000 but little-known cancionero poetry – the most important poetic corpus of the eu heart a while. Ana M. Gómez-Bravo situates this cultural creation inside its social, political, and fabric contexts. She areas the various varieties of rfile construction fostered through a moving political and concrete version along the increase in literacy and entry to interpreting fabrics and spaces.

At the middle of the publication lies an exam of either the fabrics of writing and the way human brokers used and reworked them, giving approach to a textual organization that pertains not just to writers, yet to the inscribed paper. Gómez-Bravo additionally explores how authorial and textual corporation have been competing forces in the course of an period marked through the establishment of the Inquisition, the appearance of the absolutist nation, the expansion of towns, and the structure of the Spanish nation.

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Love and Death in Medieval French and Occitan Courtly by Simon Gaunt

By Simon Gaunt

a few of medieval culture's such a lot arresting photos and tales inextricably affiliate love and dying. hence the troubadour Jaufre Rudel dies within the hands of the countess of Tripoli, having enjoyed her from afar with no ever having visible her. Or in Marie de France's Chevrefoil, Tristan and Iseult's deadly love is hauntingly symbolized by way of the fatally entwined honeysuckle and hazel. And who may well disregard the airy spectacle of the Damoisele of Escalot's physique carried
to Camelot on a supernatural funerary boat with a letter on her breast explaining how her unrequited love for Lancelot killed her? Medieval literature is interested by the concept love could be a deadly disease. certainly, it truly is often recommended that real love calls for sacrifice, you'll want to be ready
to die for, from, and in love. Love, in different phrases, is represented, occasionally explicitly, as a sort of martyrdom, a concept that's many times strengthened by means of courtly literature's borrowing of spiritual vocabulary and imagery. The paradigm of the martyr to like has after all remained compelling within the early sleek and glossy period.

This ebook seeks to discover what's at stake in medieval literature's preoccupation with love's martyrdom. trained through smooth theoretical ways, fairly Lacanian psychoanalysis and Jacques Derrida's paintings on ethics, it deals new readings of quite a lot of French and Occitan courtly texts from the 12th and 13th centuries, and argues new secular ethics of hope emerges from courtly literature due to its fascination with loss of life. This publication additionally examines the interplay
between lyric and romance in courtly literary tradition and indicates how courtly literature's predilection for sacrificial wish imposes a repressive sex-gender process that can then be subverted by way of fictional girls and queers who both fail to die on cue, or who die in complex and disruptive
ways.

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