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Medieval Poetics and Social Practice
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Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya

Seeta Chaganti

Abstract

This collection responds to the critical legacy of Penn R. Szittya. Its contributors investigate how medieval poetic language uniquely reflects and also shapes social, political, and religious worlds. At a moment in contemporary culture when poetry finds its value increasingly challenged, Medieval Poetics and Social Practice looks to the late Middle Ages to assert the indispensability of poetry and poetics in the formation of social structures, actions, and utterances. The volume offers new readings of canonical late-medieval English poetic texts, such as Langland's Piers Plowman and Chaucer's ... More

Keywords: Medieval, Late-medieval, poetics, poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Langland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243242
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243242.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seeta Chaganti, author
University of California, Davis

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