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