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The Resource The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale, Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson

The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale, Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson

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The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale
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The critics and the prioress
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antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale
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Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson
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eng
Summary
"Of all the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer's Prioress's Tale, in which a young schoolboy is murdered by Jews for singing a song in praise of the Virgin Mary, poses a problem to contemporary readers because of the anti-semitism of the story it tells. Both the Tale's anti-semitism and its "Chaucerianism"--Its fitness or aptness as part of the Chaucerian canon--are significant topics of reflection for modern readers, who worry about the Tale's ethical implications as well as Chaucer's own implications. Over the past fifty years, scholars have asked whether the anti-semitism in the tale is that of the Prioress? Or of Chaucer the pilgrim? Or of Chaucer the author? Or, indeed, whether one ought to discuss anti-semitism in the Prioress's Tale at all, considering the potential anachronism of expecting medieval texts to conform to contemporary ideologies. The Critics and the Prioress responds to a critical stalemate between the demands of ethics and the entailments of methodology. The book addresses key moments in criticism of the Prioress's Tale--particularly those which stage an encounter between historicism and ethics--in order to interrogate these critical impasses while suggesting new modes for future encounters. It is an effort to identify, engage, and reframe some significant--and perennially repeated--arguments staked out in this criticism, such as the roles of gender, aesthetics, source studies, and the appropriate relationship between ethics and historicism. The Critics and the Prioress will be an essential resource for Chaucer scholars researching as well as teaching the Prioress's Tale. Scholars and students of Middle English literature and medieval culture more generally will also be interested in this book's rigorous analysis of contemporary scholarly approaches to expressions of anti-semitism in Chaucer's England"--
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Blurton, Heather
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1974-
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Johnson, Hannah R.
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Antisemitism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Antisemitism in literature
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The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale, Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson
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not applicable
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Critics and the Prioress: A Retrospective -- Missing Sources, Text Networks, and Yonge Hugh of Lyncoln -- Quod She: Gender, Antisemitism, and Criticism -- Chaucer's First Critics: Reading the Prioress's Tale in the Fifteenth Century
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ocn988083446
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780472122813
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2016045207
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.3998/mpub.6426582
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22573/ctt1rdbf90
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remote
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(OCoLC)988083446
Label
The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale, Heather Blurton and Hannah Johnson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Critics and the Prioress: A Retrospective -- Missing Sources, Text Networks, and Yonge Hugh of Lyncoln -- Quod She: Gender, Antisemitism, and Criticism -- Chaucer's First Critics: Reading the Prioress's Tale in the Fifteenth Century
Control code
ocn988083446
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472122813
Lccn
2016045207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.3998/mpub.6426582
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1rdbf90
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988083446

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