Chaucerian Aesthetics

Chaucerian Aesthetics

by P. Knapp


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Chaucerian Aesthetics by P. Knapp

Chaucerian Aesthetics engages both aesthetic pleasure and understanding in The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde and places them in relation to modern approaches to mind and language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230606685
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Peggy A. Knapp is a Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University. She founded and edited the annual book series Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts. She is the author of The Style of John Wyclif’s English Sermons, Chaucer and the Social Contest, Time-Bound Words, and many articles on medieval and early modern authors, as well as contemporary writers, critics, and filmmakers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Aesthetics? Chaucerian Resoun Ymaginatyf Playing with Language Games Beautiful Persons The Beauty of Women The Aesthetics of Laughter Imagining Community

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