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  • Debating the Roman de la roseby Christine McWebb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...

  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Efrosini Gregory

    Routledge 2006; US$ 95.00

    Examines how Dr Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combines ideas from these sources to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...

  • Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Agesby Noah D. Guynn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    Guynn offers an innovative new approach to the ethical, cultural, and ideological analysis of medieval allegory. Working between poststructuralism and historical materialism, he considers both the playfulness of allegory and its disciplinary force. more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • From Topic to Taleby Eugene Vance; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 39.00

    Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society. more...

  • The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literatureby Virginie Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This collected assesses of the role of the author in Medieval French literature, with a focus on writers such as Jean de Meun, Guillaume de Machaut, Jean Froissart, Christine de Pizan, and lesser-known figures including Gerbert de Montreuil, Gautier de Coincy, Baudoin Butor, or David Aubert. more...

  • From Cannibals to Radicalsby Roger Célestin

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    In this fascinating analysis, Roger Célestin examines the concept of exoticism from a historical and literary perspective. Through close readings of works by Montaigne, Diderot, Flaubert, Barthes, and Naipaul, Célestin examines the way these writers have challenged representations of cultural identity in their time. more...

  • Violent Passionsby Tracy Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    This book re-evaluates the perception of "courtly love" in Old French verse. Adams traces how these verses explore the emotional trials of amour and propose coping methods for the lovelorn. more...

  • Cligèsby Chrétien de Troyes; Ingrid Kasten; Ingrid Kasten

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 238.00

    This is the first modern German translation of Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès. An introduction, commentary and bibliography make the text accessible for German-speaking readers. more...

  • Complete Poetry and Proseby Louise Labé; Deborah Lesko Baker; Annie Finch

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thanks to her acclaimed volume of poetry and prose published in France in 1555, Louise Labé (1522-66) remains one of the most important and influential women writers of the Continental Renaissance. Best known for her exquisite collection of love sonnets, Labé played off the Petrarchan male tradition with wit and irony, and her elegies respond... more...