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Space, Gender, and Memory in Middle English Romance

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This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender. The Middle English Melusine offers a particularly rich source for such a study, as it presents the story of a powerful fairy/human woman who desires a full human life-and death-within a literary tradition that is more friendly to women's agency than its continental counterparts. After establishing a "textual habitus of wonder," Jan Shaw explores the tale in relation to a range of Middle English traditions including love and marriage, the spatial practices of women, the operation of individual and collective memory, and the legacies of patrimony. Melusine emerges as a complex figure, representing a multifaceted feminine subject that furthers our understanding of Middle English women's sense of self in the world.



The story of the beautiful fairy Mélusine who is cursed by her own mother to transform into a half-serpent once a week has fascinated readers for centuries. Shaw's analysis covers an impressive range of modern and medieval concepts . Shaw's work lays a good and highly promising foundation for future discussions about this text, and about feminine subjectivity in Middle English romance more broadly. (Lydia Zeldenrust, Modern Language Review, Vol. 133 (2) April, 2018)

Auteur
Jan Shaw is Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has published on women in the romance of Medieval Britain, medievalism in contemporary literature by women, and narrative and gender approaches in leadership studies. She is also co-editor of Storytelling: Critical and Creative Approaches.





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This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender. The Middle English Melusine offers a particularly rich source for such a study, as it presents the story of a powerful fairy/human woman who desires a full human lifeand deathwithin a literary tradition that is more friendly to women's agency than its continental counterparts. After establishing a textual habitus of wonder, Jan Shaw explores the tale in relation to a range of Middle English traditions including love and marriage, the spatial practices of women, the operation of individual and collective memory, and the legacies of patrimony. Melusine emerges as a complex figure, representing a multifaceted feminine subject that furthers our understanding of Middle English women's sense of self in the world.




Contenu
Introduction
Chapter One: An Epistemology of Wonder
Chapter Two: Wonder and Love
Chapter Three: Building Gender
Chapter Four: Architectures of Memory
Chapter Five: Problematic Pasts and New Beginnings
Conclusion: The Divine Ordo: Reprise

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Space, Gender, and Memory in Middle English Romance
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781349687541
ISBN: 978-1-349-68754-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 366g
Taille: H210mm x B15mm x T148mm
Année: 2021
Auflage: 1st ed. 2016

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