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On the Margin: Postmodernism, Ironic History, and Medieval Studies
Philology is a term of wide application, designating at its most narrow the study of specific linguistic and textual features, at its most extensive what Gustav Grober, in the Grundrifi derExpand
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Chaucer and the subject of history
In this book, one of the world's leading medievalists provides us with a single vision of the shape and direction of Geoffrey Chaucer's entire career. Chaucer's interest in individuality wasExpand
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Chaucer's Pardoner on the Couch: Psyche and Clio in Medieval Literary Studies
Thus one virtuoso of twentieth-century thought responded to the spell cast over his culture by a virtuoso of the previous generation—his response recording a now familiar progress from the spellboundExpand
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Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature
Surveys literary studies in terms of the scholarly discipline that has traditionally insisted upon the historical - Medieval Studies. Questioning the ability of theory to overcome the dilemmas ofExpand
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Acts of Recognition: Essays on Medieval Culture
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The Necessity Of History: The Example Of Chaucer’s “Clerk’s Tale”
As Karl Marx famously said, “It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but their social existence that determines their consciousness.”1 And as Friedrich Engels added, whenExpand
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“What is me?”: Self and Society in the Poetry of Thomas Hoccleve
As the Male Regle nears its end, Hoccleve asks, with the willful naiveté that makes his poetry at once enigmatic and endearing, ‘‘Ey, what is me 3at to myself thus longe / Clappid haue I?’’1 HoccleveExpand
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Negotiating the past
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