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  • Diderot and the Metamorphosis of Speciesby Mary Gregory

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 150.00

    In this study Dr. Gregory examines how Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combined ideas from these sources in an innovative fashion 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$ 100.00

    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...

  • The Medieval Author in Medieval French Literatureby Virginie Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Violent Passionsby Tracy Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cligèsby Chrétien de Troyes; Ingrid Kasten; Ingrid Kasten

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 252.00

    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 with... more...

  • Gender, Writing, and Performanceby Helen J. Swift

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    Helen Swift examines late-medieval and early-modern French imaginative literature written by men in defence of women of great popularity in its own time - including catalogues of virtuous women, allegorical narratives, and debate poems. - ;This book explores the poetics of literary defences of women written by men in late-medieval and early-modern... more...