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The Resource The disenchanted self : representing the subject in the Canterbury tales, H. Marshall Leicester, Jr

The disenchanted self : representing the subject in the Canterbury tales, H. Marshall Leicester, Jr

Label
The disenchanted self : representing the subject in the Canterbury tales
Title
The disenchanted self
Title remainder
representing the subject in the Canterbury tales
Statement of responsibility
H. Marshall Leicester, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The question of the "dramatic principle" in the Canterbury Tales, of whether and how the individual tales relate to the pilgrims who are supposed to tell them, has long been a central issue in the interpretation of Chaucer's work. Drawing on ideas from deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and social theory, Leicester proposes that Chaucer can lead us beyond the impasses of contemporary literary theory and suggests new approaches to questions of agency, representation, and the gendered imagination. Leicester reads the Canterbury Tales as radically voiced and redefines concepts like "self" and "character" in the light of current discussions of language and subjectivity. He argues for Chaucer's disenchanted practical understanding of the constructed character of the self, gender, and society, building his case through close readings of the Pardoner's, Wife of Bath's, and Knight's tales. His study is among the first major treatments of Chaucer's poetry utilizing the techniques of contemporary literary theory and provides new models for reading the poems while revising many older views of them and of Chaucer's relation to his age
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leicester, H. Marshall
Dewey number
821/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1875.S45
LC item number
L45 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tales, Medieval
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness) in literature
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature
  • Poetry
  • Point of view (Literature)
  • Persona (Literature)
  • Self in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
Label
The disenchanted self : representing the subject in the Canterbury tales, H. Marshall Leicester, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-432) 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
  • From Deconstruction to Psychoanalysis and Beyond: Disenchantment and the "Masculine" Imagination
  • The "Feminine" Imagination and Jouissance
  • The Institution of the Subject: A Reading of the Knight's Tale
  • The Knight's Critique of Genre I: Ambivalence and Generic Style
  • The Knight's Critique of Genre II: From Representation to Revision
  • Regarding Knighthood: A Practical Critique of the "Masculine" Gaze
  • The Unhousing of the Gods: Character, Habitus, and Necessity in Part III
  • Choosing Manhood: The "Masculine" Imagination and the Institution of the Subject
  • Doing Knighthood: Heroic Disenchantment and the Subject of Chivalry
  • Conclusion: The Disenchanted Self
  • Chaucer's Subject
  • The Pardoner as Disenchanted Consciousness and Despairing Self
  • Self-Presentation and Disenchantment in the Wife of Bath's Prologue: A Prospective View
  • Retrospective Revision and the Emergence of the Subject in the Wife of Bath's Prologue
  • Janekyn's Book: The Subject as Text
  • Subjectivity and Disenchantment: The Wife of Bath's Tale as Institutional Critique
  • The Subject Engendered
  • The Pardoner as Subject: Deconstruction and Practical Consciousness
Control code
20012271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 451 pages
Isbn
9780520067608
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89005143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1334054
Label
The disenchanted self : representing the subject in the Canterbury tales, H. Marshall Leicester, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-432) 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
  • From Deconstruction to Psychoanalysis and Beyond: Disenchantment and the "Masculine" Imagination
  • The "Feminine" Imagination and Jouissance
  • The Institution of the Subject: A Reading of the Knight's Tale
  • The Knight's Critique of Genre I: Ambivalence and Generic Style
  • The Knight's Critique of Genre II: From Representation to Revision
  • Regarding Knighthood: A Practical Critique of the "Masculine" Gaze
  • The Unhousing of the Gods: Character, Habitus, and Necessity in Part III
  • Choosing Manhood: The "Masculine" Imagination and the Institution of the Subject
  • Doing Knighthood: Heroic Disenchantment and the Subject of Chivalry
  • Conclusion: The Disenchanted Self
  • Chaucer's Subject
  • The Pardoner as Disenchanted Consciousness and Despairing Self
  • Self-Presentation and Disenchantment in the Wife of Bath's Prologue: A Prospective View
  • Retrospective Revision and the Emergence of the Subject in the Wife of Bath's Prologue
  • Janekyn's Book: The Subject as Text
  • Subjectivity and Disenchantment: The Wife of Bath's Tale as Institutional Critique
  • The Subject Engendered
  • The Pardoner as Subject: Deconstruction and Practical Consciousness
Control code
20012271
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 451 pages
Isbn
9780520067608
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89005143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1334054

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