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Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts

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Building on recent work in critical animal studies and posthumanism, this book challenges past assumptions that animals were only explored as illustrative of humanity, not as interesting in their own right. The contributors combine close reading of Chaucer's texts with insights drawn from cultural or critical animal studies.

Re-thinking Chaucerian Beasts, a timely collection of sixteen essays addressing the meanings of animals and animality in Chaucer's poetry . should be considered essential reading not only for all Chaucerians but for any scholar wishing to remain in sync with critical theorizings of medieval texts undertaken under the enabling aegis of the 'animal turn.' (Peter W. Travis, Speculum, Vol. 91 (1), January, 2016)

"This book of sixteen short essays offers Chaucerians an array of perspectives, some theoretically adept, others easing readers gently into critical animal studies." - The Medieval Review

"Dyke has assembled a timely collection, since critical animal studies have risen recently in status and visibility . . . this volume will likely be of some interest to researchers working on medieval attitudes toward the animal, and the brevity of the essays may make them suitable for the undergraduate classroom as well . . . Recommended." - Choice



Auteur
Carolynn Van Dyke is Francis A. March Professor of English at Lafayette College.

Contenu
Introduction: In Hir Corages: Chaucer and the Animal Real; C.Van Dyke PART I: THE NATURAL CREATURE Among All Beasts: Affective Naturalism in Late Medieval England; A.Fradenburg Feathering the Text; C.Freeman Shrews, Rats, and a Polecat in ?The Pardoner's Tale; S.Feinstein & N.Woodman PART II: ANIMAL LESSONS Chaucer's Chicks: Feminism and Falconry in ?The Knight's Tale, The Squire's Tale, and The Parliament of Fowls; S.Gutmann Foiled by Fowl: The Squire's Peregrine Falcon and the Franklin's Dorigen; L.K.Stock That Which Chargeth Not to Say: Animal Imagery in Troilus and Criseyde; C.Van Dyke PART III: BECOMING-ANIMAL Avian Hybridity in The Squire's Tale: Uses of Anthropomorphism; S.D.Schotland Reimagining Natural Order in The Wife of Bath's Prologue; L.Wang Contemplating Finitude: Animals in The Book of the Duchess; C.Roman PART IV: CONTESTED BOUNDARIES Animal Agency, the Law of Kynde and Chaucer's Message in The Book of the Duchess; R.R.Judkins A beest may al his lust fulfille: Naturalizing Chivalric Violence in Chaucer's Knight's Tale; J.Withers A Fourteenth-Century Ecology: The Former Age with Dindimus; K.Steel PART V: CROSS-SPECIES DISCOURSE Chaucer's Chauntecleer and Animal Morality; M.Palmer Browne Talking Animals, Debating Beasts; W.A.Matlock Species or Specious? Authorial Choices in The Parliament of Fowls; M.Ridley Elmes Chaucer's Cuckoo and the Myth of Anthropomorphism; L.Kordecki Afterword: Gender, Genre, Genus; C.Van Dyke

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780230338586
ISBN: 978-0-230-33858-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 286
Poids: 498g
Taille: H23mm x B223mm x T147mm
Année: 2012
Auflage: 2012

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