The Resource Chaucer in context : society, allegory, and gender, S.H. Rigby

Chaucer in context : society, allegory, and gender, S.H. Rigby

Label
Chaucer in context : society, allegory, and gender
Title
Chaucer in context
Title remainder
society, allegory, and gender
Statement of responsibility
S.H. Rigby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Whilst the Canterbury Tales are universally acknowledged as one of the great texts of English literature, there is perhaps less critical agreement about their meaning than for any other work in the English literary canon. In particular, critics and historians have been unable to reach any consensus about the social, political and religious values which Chaucer favoured. Did his writings represent a challenge to the dominant social outlook of his day or were they intended to reinforce the contemporary status quo? Was Chaucer a poet of profound religious piety or a sceptic who questioned all religious and moral certainties? Was he a defender of women or a misogynist whose writings reproduced the antifeminism characteristic of his time? How do Chaucer's works relate to medieval ideas about the nature and purposes of poetry? Do his pilgrims reflect the social reality of his day or were they the expression of traditional literary conventions?
  • Writing as an historian, Rigby argues that instead of seeking to modernise Chaucer, we need to locate his work in the context of the thought, social issues and political controversies of Chaucer's own day
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rigby, S. H.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1933.S59
LC item number
R54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Allegory
  • Littérature et société
  • Civilisation médiévale
  • Problèmes sociaux dans la littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Allégorie
  • Allegory
  • Civilization
  • Literature and society
  • Political and social views
  • Sex role in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Littérature et société
  • Frauenbild
  • Frau (Motiv)
  • Frau
  • Sozialstruktur
  • Geschichte 1300-1400
  • England
  • Angleterre
  • England
  • England
Label
Chaucer in context : society, allegory, and gender, S.H. Rigby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Chaucer: real-life observation versus literary convention -- 2. Monologic versus dialogic Chaucer -- 3. Allegorical versus humanist Chaucer -- 4. Misogynist versus feminist Chaucer -- Conclusion: Chaucer: validity in interpretation
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780719042355
Lccn
96020883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34624464
  • (OCoLC)ocm34624464
Label
Chaucer in context : society, allegory, and gender, S.H. Rigby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Chaucer: real-life observation versus literary convention -- 2. Monologic versus dialogic Chaucer -- 3. Allegorical versus humanist Chaucer -- 4. Misogynist versus feminist Chaucer -- Conclusion: Chaucer: validity in interpretation
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780719042355
Lccn
96020883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34624464
  • (OCoLC)ocm34624464

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