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The Resource Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland

Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland

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Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality
Title
Old French narrative cycles
Title remainder
heroism between ethics and morality
Statement of responsibility
Luke Sunderland
Title variation
Heroism between ethics and morality
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a study of four colossal medieval works - the <I>Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange</I>, the <I>Vulgate Cycle</I>, the <I>Prose Tristan</I> and the <I>Roman de Renart</I> - which are normally considered separately. By placing them side-by-side for analysis, Luke Sunderland is able to argue for an aesthetic of cyclicity that cuts across genre. He combines detailed readings of the narrative infrastructure of each cycle with attention to the shifts and transformations that come with successive acts of rewriting.<BR> <I>Old French Narrative Cycles</I> focuses in particular on revisions and controversies around heroic figures, arguing that competition between alternative heroes within these texts makes them a discourse on heroism. Using a theoretical framework deriving from Lacanian psychoanalysis, the study reveals anxieties surrounding the hero's relationship to the "good": the hero oscillates between support for moral ideals and subversive assertions of freedom that can lead to evil and death. Ultimately, it is contended that the instability of the hero as conduit for morality produces textual confusion and generates the myriad differing versions of these vast and perplexing works.<BR><BR> LUKE SUNDERLAND is Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Durham
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Sunderland, Luke
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gallica
Series volume
v. 15
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  • French prose literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Romances
  • FICTION
  • HISTORY
  • French prose literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Romances
  • Held
  • Tristanepik
  • Heroismus
  • Altfranzösisch
  • Epos
  • Zyklus
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Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Duty to the Geste : the Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange -- Metaphor, metonymy and morality : the Vulgate cycle -- Responsibility to reputation : the Prose Tristan -- Ethical evil : the Roman de Renart
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ocn738478999
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1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
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online
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9781846158063
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt169whq1
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(OCoLC)738478999
Label
Old French narrative cycles : heroism between ethics and morality, Luke Sunderland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Duty to the Geste : the Cycle de Guillaume d'Orange -- Metaphor, metonymy and morality : the Vulgate cycle -- Responsibility to reputation : the Prose Tristan -- Ethical evil : the Roman de Renart
Control code
ocn738478999
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 204 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9781846158063
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt169whq1
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)738478999

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