Shaping idealisms : studies in Middle English romances and the literature of the Medieval Revival

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Shaping idealisms : studies in Middle English romances and the literature of the Medieval Revival

Title: Shaping idealisms : studies in Middle English romances and the literature of the Medieval Revival
Author: Veldhoen, Norbertus Hermanus Gijsbertus Emmanuel
Publisher: Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-12-10
Keywords: Middle English romances
Medieval Revival
Idealism
Symbolism
Formalism
Structuralism
Narratology
Medievalism
Poststructuralism
Abstract: Shaping Idealisms consists of eleven articles published earlier and three unpublished articles, a general introduction and a conclusion. The articles are mostly about Middle English romances and nineteenth- and twentieth-century romance-related texts. The general theme is the tension between conventional hegemonic idealism and embedded criticism of that. The approach is an application of modern critical theories to medieval texts and modern related texts in order to analyse their subtextual premisses preliminary to other types of analysis. The texts have been treated as autonomous for the occasion. The main themes are: the difference between romance and allegory (symbolism); ‘dialogic texts’ and the agendas of clerkly and minstrel authors (formalism); linear, cyclic and concentric narrative structures (structuralism); characters as ‘actants’, and the symbolism of settings (narratology); and ‘différance’, and 'the other' as antitype (poststructuralism). For the nineteenth-century texts the emphasis lies on medieval stories in new cultural contexts and on the perspective of hindsight (Tennyson, William Morris); for the twentieth-century texts on fantasy and the development of romance in modern times (Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Lodge).
Description: Promotores: W. van Anrooij, R.H. Bremmer
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Veldhoen, N.H.G.E., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/29983
 

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