Disputatio Volume 4: Discourses of Power: Grammar and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

Disputatio Volume 4: Discourses of Power: Grammar and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages


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Northwestern University Press is pleased to announce the release of a new volume in its journal addressing late medieval culture (ca. 1300-1550). Discourses of Power: Grammar and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages provides an exhaustive treatment of its subject by scholars representing various nations, approaches, and disciplines. Supported by a multinational editorial board, the editors have selected scholarly articles, inclusive review essays, and an extensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810118126
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Series: Disputatio Series , #4
Edition description: 1
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carol Poster, an associate professor of English at York University in Toronto, has written numerous articles and book chapters on the history of rhetoric, the rhetoric of philosophy and religion, and classical tradition. She has also published translations of Arstophanes' Clouds and Plautus' Stichus. Poster has won the 2003 Kneupper Award for best article in Rhetoric Society Quarterly and the 1997 Gildersleeve Prize for best article in American Journal of Philology.

Table of Contents

I. Essays

Whitney Crothers Dilley
The Code of Frustrated Desire: The Language of Courtly Love in the European Troubadour and Chinese Southern Dynasties' Traditions

Apostolos Stavelas
The Treatise On Syntax of Georgios Lecapenos 

Lahcen E. Ezzaher
Aristotle's Rhetoric in the Commentary Tradition of Averroes

Lee S. Tesdell
Greek Rhetoric and Philosophy in Medieval Arabic Culture: The State of the Research

Hans Hohmann
Rhetoric in Medieval Legal Education: Libellus Pylei Disputatorius

Ann Dobyns
Chaucer and the Rhetoric of Justice

Armelle J. F. Clark
Temporal and Spatial Perceptions as Modes of Expression in Le roman de Compte d'Anjou

II. Reviews
Ann Dobyns
William M. Purcell: Ars poetriae: Rhetorical and Grammatical Invention at the Margin of Literacy

Marjorie Curry Woods
Suzanne Reynolds: Medieval Reading: Grammar, Rhetoric and the Classical Text

Anne Laskaya
Rosemarie Potz McGerr: Chaucer's Open Books: Resistance to Closure in Medieval Discourse

Marilyn Migiel
Pier Massimo Forni: Adventures in Speech: Rhetoric and Narration in Boccaccio's Decameron

III. Bibliography
Richard J. Utz: Medievalia Grammatica: A Bibliography of Critical Studies in Medieval Grammar

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