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The Resource Understanding genre and medieval romance, K.S. Whetter

Understanding genre and medieval romance, K.S. Whetter

Label
Understanding genre and medieval romance
Title
Understanding genre and medieval romance
Statement of responsibility
K.S. Whetter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter offers an original approach to these issues by prefacing a comprehensive study of romance with a wide-ranging and historically diverse study of genre and genre theory. In doing so Whetter addresses the questions of why and how romance might usefully be defined and how such an awareness of genre - and the expectations that come with such awareness - impact upon both our understanding of the texts themselves and of how they may have been received by their contemporary medieval audiences. As an integral part of the study Whetter offers a detailed examination of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur, a text usually considered a straightforward romance but which Whetter argues should be re-classified and reconsidered as a generic mixture best termed tragic-romance. This new classification is important in helping to explain a number of so-called inconsistencies or puzzles in Malory's text and further elucidates Malory's artistry. Whetter offers a powerful meditation upon genre, romance and the Morte which will be of interest to faculty, graduate students and undergraduates alike."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whetter, K. S.
Dewey number
820.9/001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR321
LC item number
.W47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Malory, Thomas
  • Romances, English
  • English literature
  • Literary form
  • Arthurian romances
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Malory, Thomas
  • Gattungstheorie
  • Romance
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Artursagan
  • Narratologi
  • Arthurian romances
  • English literature
  • Literary form
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Romances, English
Label
Understanding genre and medieval romance, K.S. Whetter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-185) 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
Introduction; Generic kinds and contacts; Redefining medieval romance; Generic juxtapositioning in Malory's Morte d'Arthur; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
174138899
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Isbn
9780754661429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007042075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174138899
Label
Understanding genre and medieval romance, K.S. Whetter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-185) 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
Introduction; Generic kinds and contacts; Redefining medieval romance; Generic juxtapositioning in Malory's Morte d'Arthur; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
174138899
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Isbn
9780754661429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007042075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174138899

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