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The Resource The ethics of reading in manuscript culture : glossing the Libro de buen amor, John Dagenais

The ethics of reading in manuscript culture : glossing the Libro de buen amor, John Dagenais

Label
The ethics of reading in manuscript culture : glossing the Libro de buen amor
Title
The ethics of reading in manuscript culture
Title remainder
glossing the Libro de buen amor
Statement of responsibility
John Dagenais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Taking the controversial fourteenth-century Libro de buen amor as his point of departure, John Dagenais maintains that many interpretive difficulties with this text have arisen simply because concepts such as "work" and "text," which medievalists have tended to consider unproblematic, simply do not function in the medieval manuscript context
  • The traditional philological practice of reducing the multiplicity of manuscript evidence to a single critical edition, founded on notions of "work," "authorial intention," and "coherent texts," inevitably distorts, and ultimately suppresses, the true nature of the medieval "scriptum"--The unique, physical manuscript text with all its glosses, marginal notes, pointing hands, illuminations, incidental scribblings, scribal errors, and lost leaves
  • In relying too heavily on the critical edition, we lose our ability to grasp the way medieval "literature" managed to go on functioning in its own chaotic and error-prone world
  • But Dagenais shows that medieval culture also escapes post-structuralist notions of text in another important way: through a peculiar ethics of reading. The medieval reader engaged the manuscript text rhetorically, with the idea that it would speak to him or her in a way that was not only personal but also dynamically responsive to his or her personal needs at the moment of reading
  • Using the manuscripts of the Libro and of other Iberian texts, Dagenais sketches a series of methodological approaches that can lead to an enhanced understanding of the interactions among medieval authors, readers, scribes, and texts, and the dynamic process of "lecturature" in which they are engaged. In the process, he offers a critique of aspects of both traditional philological approaches and the "New Philology."
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dagenais, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruiz, Juan
  • Transmission of texts
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • POETRY
  • Manuscripts, Medieval
  • Transmission of texts
  • Libro de buen amor (Ruiz)
  • Handschriften
  • Lezen
  • Glossen
  • Tekstoverlevering
Label
The ethics of reading in manuscript culture : glossing the Libro de buen amor, John Dagenais
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) 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
Introduction: The Larger Gloss -- Ch. 1. "A Glorious Thyng, Certeyn": At the Margins of the Medieval Text -- Ch. 2. Adaptation and Application -- Ch. 3. The Ethics of Reading the Book of the Archpriest of Hita -- Ch. 4. S/C: The Manuscripts of the Libro and Their Scribes -- Ch. 5. At the Margins of the Libro -- Ch. 6. Reading the Book of the Archpriest of Hita
Control code
ocm51494010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400811335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttkc4m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51494010
Label
The ethics of reading in manuscript culture : glossing the Libro de buen amor, John Dagenais
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-262) 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
Introduction: The Larger Gloss -- Ch. 1. "A Glorious Thyng, Certeyn": At the Margins of the Medieval Text -- Ch. 2. Adaptation and Application -- Ch. 3. The Ethics of Reading the Book of the Archpriest of Hita -- Ch. 4. S/C: The Manuscripts of the Libro and Their Scribes -- Ch. 5. At the Margins of the Libro -- Ch. 6. Reading the Book of the Archpriest of Hita
Control code
ocm51494010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400811335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttkc4m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51494010

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