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The Resource The syntax of desire : language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante, Elena Lombardi

The syntax of desire : language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante, Elena Lombardi

Label
The syntax of desire : language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante
Title
The syntax of desire
Title remainder
language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante
Statement of responsibility
Elena Lombardi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
In medieval culture, the consideration of language is deeply connected to other aspects of the system of knowledge. One interesting connection takes place between theories of language and theories of larger concepts such as love and desire. The Syntax of Desire is an interdisciplinary examination of the interlacing operation of syntax and desire in three medieval ?grammars:? theological, linguistic, and poetic.Exploring three representative aspects of medieval language theory, Elena Lombardi uncovers the ways in which syntax and desire were interrelated in the Middle Ages. She suggests that, in Augustine?s theology, the creative act of God in the universe emerges as a syntax that the human individual must interpret by means of desire; in the linguistic theory of the Modistae, she sees the syntax of language as parallel to a syntax of reality, one organized by the desiring interplay of matter and form; in Dante?s poetry, she argues that the language of the fallen human is bound together by the syntax of poetry, an act of desire that restores language to its primitive innocence. In addition to detailed analyses of medieval texts, The Syntax of Desire examines some aspects of the same relationship in light of contemporary linguistics, philosophy of language, and psychoanalysis
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lombardi, Elena
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Italian and Latin
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Augustin
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Augustine
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Speculative grammar
  • Desire in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammaire spéculative
  • Désir dans la littérature
  • Amour dans la littérature
  • Grammaire comparée et générale
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Desire in literature
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language and languages
  • Love in literature
  • Speculative grammar
Label
The syntax of desire : language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante, Elena Lombardi
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-375) 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
Augustine : the syntax of the word -- Modistae : the syntax of nature -- Dante : the syntax of poetry
Control code
ocn608396424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 380 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442685017
Lccn
2008360299
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt54ddh
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608396424
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The syntax of desire : language and love in Augustine, the Modistae, Dante, Elena Lombardi
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-375) 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
Augustine : the syntax of the word -- Modistae : the syntax of nature -- Dante : the syntax of poetry
Control code
ocn608396424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 380 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442685017
Lccn
2008360299
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt54ddh
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608396424
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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