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Galatea's Emancipation: The Transformation of the Pygmalion Myth in Anglo-Saxon Literature since the 20th CenturyDiplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 28.90
The Pygmalion myth, most famously told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses, has always fascinated artists. This fascination, due to the erotic potential of the story, resulted in an abundance of patriarchal re-narrations from the Middle Ages to the late 19th century. With the turn of the 20th century, however, the Pygmalion stories gradually changed under... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 89.95
In volume 1 of Jankyns Book of Wikked Wyves (Georgia, 1997), Ralph Hanna and Traugott Lawler presented authoritative versions of three medieval texts invoked by Jankyn (fifth husband of the Wife of Bath) in The Canterbury Tales . In Jankyns Book , volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
Considering multiple elements of Nashes varied works, including print and performance cultures, histories of sexuality and pornography, urban culture and the changing nature of literary patronage, these essays characterize the current state of Nashe scholarship and shape its emerging future. Thomas Nashe becomes both a marker of the literary... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Going on a quest of Thomas Malory and of the meaning of his classic Le Morte d?Arthur , this work addresses the text?s central preoccupations?violence, desire, and the nature of Englishness?by asking such questions as Who was Malory? Why did successive authorities want to lock him up? How did he come to write the Le Morte d?Arthur ? and Why has... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
She, This in Blak takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the impact of scholastic psychological theory upon contemporary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
This study will significantly further our interpretations of the unique autobiography of Margery Kempe, lay woman turned mystic and visionary. Following the manuscript from a Carthusian monastery through history, Chappell bridges the gaps in our understanding of the transmission of texts from the medieval past to the present. more...