• Psychology
  • Published 2009

Intention and the Idea of the Literary in Chaucer

  title={Intention and the Idea of the Literary in Chaucer},
  author={Stephen A. Katz},
Far more than any other Middle English author, Chaucer makes frequent and explicitclaims about the intention - or entente - with which his works are composed. What Chaucermeans by proclaiming his intention, however, is not transparent. Voiced by parodic ordiscursively compromised authorial personae, Chaucer at once asserts the hermeneutic salienceof his entente, while pressing the term to serve in ways counter to the intentio auctoris ofscholastic commentaries, whereby the author's intention is… CONTINUE READING