By Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig
Is it valid to conceive of and write a historical past of medieval French literature whilst the time period "literature" as we all know it at the present time didn't look until eventually the very finish of the center a long time? during this novel advent to French literature of the interval, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet says sure, arguing profound literary realization did exist on the time.
Cerquiglini-Toulet demanding situations the normal methods of examining and comparing literature, contemplating medieval literature no longer as become independent from that during different eras yet as a part of the wider culture of global literature. Her great and realized readings of either canonical and lesser-known works pose an important questions about, between different issues, the concept of otherness, the which means of switch 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. through weaving jointly issues akin to the foundation 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 e-book is a heritage of the literary act, a heritage of phrases, a heritage of principles and works?monuments instead of documents?that calls into query sleek recommendations of literature.
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A New History of Medieval French Literature (Rethinking Theory) by Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet,Sara L. Preisig