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The Resource Literary character : the human figure in early English writing, Elizabeth Fowler

Literary character : the human figure in early English writing, Elizabeth Fowler

Label
Literary character : the human figure in early English writing
Title
Literary character
Title remainder
the human figure in early English writing
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fowler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Chaucer introduces the characters of the Knight and the Prioress in the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. Beginning with these familiar figures, Elizabeth Fowler develops a new method of analyzing literary character. She argues that words generate human figures in our reading minds by reference to paradigmatic cultural models of the person. These models - such as the pilgrim, the conqueror, the maid, the narrator - originate in a variety of cultural spheres. A concept Fowler terms the "social person" is the key to understanding both the literary details of specific characterizations and their indebtedness to history and culture."
  • "Drawing on central texts of medieval and early modern England, Fowler demonstrates that literary characters are created by assembling social persons from throughout culture. Her perspective allows her to offer strikingly original readings of works by Chaucer, Langland, Skelton, and Spenser, and to reformulate and resolve several classic interpretive problems. In so doing, she reframes accepted notions of the process and the consequences of reading." "Developing insights from law, theology, economic thought, and political philosophy, Fowler's book replaces the traditional view of characters as autonomous individuals with an interpretive approach in which each character is seen as a battle of many archetypes."
  • "According to Fowler, the social person provides the template that enables authors to portray, and readers to recognize, the highly complex human figures that literature requires."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Elizabeth
Dewey number
820.9/27/0902
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.C42
LC item number
F69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Human beings in literature
  • English literature
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
Literary character : the human figure in early English writing, Elizabeth Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Habitual Action and the Person
  • Reading, Writing, and Habituation
  • Persons in the Creation of Social Bonds: Agency and Civil Death in Piers Plowman
  • Sexual Agency: Contract, Coverture, and Legal Person
  • The Case of Holi Chirche
  • Economic Agency: Just Price and Mede Mesurelees
  • Political Agency: Constitutional Monarchy and the Marriage of Males
  • The Temporality of Social Persons: Value in "The Tunnyng of Elynour Rummynge"
  • Seeing through Character
  • The Alewife and the Economic Order
  • Introduction: The Arguments of Person
  • Gender and Money
  • Social Persons and the Topos of the Market
  • Literary and Other Social Forms in Time
  • Architectonic Person and the Grounds of the Polity in The Faerie Queene
  • Persons and the Polity
  • Proteus' House and the Grounds of the English Constitution
  • The Criterion of Fit and the Creation of Persons: Jurisprudence in Tudor Ireland
  • Architectonic Character and Dominion in Two Cantos of Mutabilitie
  • Afterword: The Obligations of Persons
  • Social Persons and Cognition
  • The Four Parts of the Argument
  • Social Persons among the Disciplines
  • Character and the Habituation of the Reader: The Pardoner's Thought Experiment
  • Psyche's Priests: Chaucer's Project and the Pardoner's Intention
  • The Pardoner's Intentions in the History of the Church
  • Sexual Figuration and the Habitus
Control code
51855376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780801441165
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003003909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Literary character : the human figure in early English writing, Elizabeth Fowler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Habitual Action and the Person
  • Reading, Writing, and Habituation
  • Persons in the Creation of Social Bonds: Agency and Civil Death in Piers Plowman
  • Sexual Agency: Contract, Coverture, and Legal Person
  • The Case of Holi Chirche
  • Economic Agency: Just Price and Mede Mesurelees
  • Political Agency: Constitutional Monarchy and the Marriage of Males
  • The Temporality of Social Persons: Value in "The Tunnyng of Elynour Rummynge"
  • Seeing through Character
  • The Alewife and the Economic Order
  • Introduction: The Arguments of Person
  • Gender and Money
  • Social Persons and the Topos of the Market
  • Literary and Other Social Forms in Time
  • Architectonic Person and the Grounds of the Polity in The Faerie Queene
  • Persons and the Polity
  • Proteus' House and the Grounds of the English Constitution
  • The Criterion of Fit and the Creation of Persons: Jurisprudence in Tudor Ireland
  • Architectonic Character and Dominion in Two Cantos of Mutabilitie
  • Afterword: The Obligations of Persons
  • Social Persons and Cognition
  • The Four Parts of the Argument
  • Social Persons among the Disciplines
  • Character and the Habituation of the Reader: The Pardoner's Thought Experiment
  • Psyche's Priests: Chaucer's Project and the Pardoner's Intention
  • The Pardoner's Intentions in the History of the Church
  • Sexual Figuration and the Habitus
Control code
51855376
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780801441165
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003003909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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