Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry

Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry

by Michael Sheringham, Sarah Kay
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Cambridge University Press

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Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry

The medieval troubadours of the South of France profoundly influenced European literature for many centuries. This book is the first full-length study of the first-person subject position adopted by many of them in its relation to language and society. Using modern theoretical approaches, Sarah Kay discusses to what extent this first person is a self or character, and how far it is self-determining. Kay draws on a wide range of troubadour texts, providing many close readings and translating all medieval quotations into English. Her book will be of interest both to scholars of medieval literature, and to anyone investigating subjectivity in lyric poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521031745
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in French Series , #31
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Indeterminacy of meaning; 2. Allegory; 3. Gender and status; 4. Performance; 5. Romance appropriations; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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