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The Resource Medieval romance : the aesthetics of possibility, James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp

Medieval romance : the aesthetics of possibility, James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp

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Medieval romance : the aesthetics of possibility
Title
Medieval romance
Title remainder
the aesthetics of possibility
Statement of responsibility
James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp
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Language
eng
Summary
"Widely heard and read throughout the middle ages, romance literature has persisted for centuries and has lately re-emerged in the form of speculative fiction, inviting readers to step out of the actual world and experience the intriguing pleasure of possibility. Medieval Romance is the first study to focus on the deep philosophical underpinnings of the genre's fictional worlds. James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp uniquely utilize Leibniz's "possible worlds" theory, Kant's aesthetic reflections, and Gadamer's writings on the apprehension of language over time, to bring the romance genre into critical dialogue with fundamental questions of philosophical aesthetics, modal logic, and the hermeneutics of literary transmission. The authors' compelling and illuminating analysis of six instances of medieval secular writing, including that of Marie de France, the Gawain-poet, and Chaucer demonstrates how the extravagantly imagined worlds of romance invite reflection about the nature of the real. These stories, which have delighted readers for hundreds of years, do so because the impossible fictions of one era prefigure desired realities for later generations."--
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Knapp, James F
Dewey number
821/.109
Index
index present
LC call number
PR321
LC item number
.K53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Knapp, Peggy Ann
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  • Romances, English
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Romances, English
  • 18.05 English literature
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Medieval romance : the aesthetics of possibility, James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) 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
  • Melusine's Aventure among the humans
  • 5
  • Romance by other means: the Canterbury Tales
  • 6
  • The immense subtlety of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Introduction
  • 1
  • The speculative fiction of Marie de France
  • 2
  • Perception and possible worlds in Sir Orfeo
  • 3
  • Capturing beauty: Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
  • 4
Control code
980732084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781487501914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027881018
System control number
(OCoLC)980732084
Label
Medieval romance : the aesthetics of possibility, James F. Knapp and Peggy A. Knapp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) 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
  • Melusine's Aventure among the humans
  • 5
  • Romance by other means: the Canterbury Tales
  • 6
  • The immense subtlety of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Introduction
  • 1
  • The speculative fiction of Marie de France
  • 2
  • Perception and possible worlds in Sir Orfeo
  • 3
  • Capturing beauty: Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
  • 4
Control code
980732084
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 251 pages
Isbn
9781487501914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027881018
System control number
(OCoLC)980732084

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