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Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages

Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve

Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages( )
Author: Johnson, Eleanor
ISBN:978-0-226-01584-2
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $43.00
Book Description:

Literary scholars often avoid the category of the aesthetic in discussions of ethics, believing that purely aesthetic judgments can vitiate analyses of a literary work's sociopolitical heft and meaning. In Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages, Eleanor Johnson reveals that aesthetics--the formal aspects of literary language that make it sense-perceptible--are indeed inextricable from ethics in the writing of medieval literature.   Johnson...
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Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Medieval
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Medieval
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 9.165 x 0.908 Inches
Book Weight:1.184 Pounds



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