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Pulp fictions of medieval England: Essays in popular romance

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ISBN: 9780719063183 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Middle English popular romance is the most audacious and compendious testimony to the imaginary world of the English Middle Ages. Yet, with few exceptions, it remains under read and under studied. Pulp fictions of medieval England demonstrates that popular romance merits and rewards serious critical attention and that it is crucial to our understanding of the complex and conflicted world of medieval England. Pulp fictions of medieval England comprises ten essays on individual romances that, while enormously popular in the Middle Ages, have been neglected by modern scholarship. Each essay offers, in addition to valuable introductory material, an innovative reading of a single romance that interrogates, variously, the genre's aesthetic codes, its political and cultural ideologies, and its historical consciousness. The essays are informed by a wide range of theoretical perspectives and they explore topics as divergent as the bourgeois body, anti-semitism, same-sex desire, eucharistic piety, historical memory and the Crusades, miscegenation, cannibalism, the dynastic imperative and the construction of story. Nicola McDonald's collection, and the romances it investigates, are key to our understanding of the aesthetics of medieval as well as popular narrative and to the ideologies of gender and sexuality, race, religion, political formations, social class, ethics, morality and national identity with which those narratives engage. It is essential reading for specialists of medieval English literature and for theorists of medieval and modern popular culture; its inclusion of detailed introductory material makes it equally accessible to students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, taking survey courses in medieval literature.

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Historische Pragmatik und historische Varietätenlinguistik in den romanischen Sprachen - [... Beiträge gehen aus der Sektion "Historische Pragmatik und Varietätenlinguistik. Wissenschaftspraxis und Methodologie - Divergenzen und Konvergenzen" hervor, die am 29. und 30. September 2003 auf dem XXVIII. Deutschen Romanistentag in Kiel stattfand]

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ISBN: 9783938616192 Year: Pages: 310 DOI: 10.17875/gup2005-423 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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Die im vorliegenden Band versammelten Beiträge gehen aus der Sektion »Historische Pragmatik und historische Varietätenlinguistik. Wissenschaftspraxis und Methodologie - Divergenzen und Konvergenzen« hervor, die am 29. und 30. September 2003 auf dem XXVIII. Deutschen Romanistentag in Kiel stattfand. Konzeption und Planung dieser Sektion waren getragen von der Einsicht, dass historische Pragmatik und historische Varietätenlinguistik in ihren Objekten und Methoden zahlreiche Berührungspunkte und Überschneidungen aufweisen, sich aber institutionell und in ihren Forschungstraditionen auf recht unterschiedlichen Wegen entwickelt haben. Vor diesem Hintergrund haben die Beiträge der Sektion zum Ziel, Konvergenzen und Divergenzen der beiden Disziplinen im Rahmen eines reflektierten Dialogs zu benennen und zu kommentieren. Besonderes Augenmerk wurde für dieses Unterfangen auf die enge Verzahnung von Wissenschaftspraxis und Methodologie gelegt.

Complex Words, Causatives, Verbal Periphrases and the Gerund: Romance Languages versus Czech (A Parallel Corpus-Based Study)

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ISBN: 9788024645544/9788024646169 Year: Pages: 163 Language: English
Publisher: Karolinum Press Grant: Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World (reg. no.: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734)
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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The monograph focuses on the typological differences between the four most widely spoken Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian) and Czech. Utilizing data from InterCorp, the parallel corpus project of the Czech National Corpus, the book analyses various categories (expression of potential non-volitional participation, iterativity, causation, beginning of an action and adverbial subordination) to discover differences and similarities between Czech and the Romance languages. Due to the massive amount of data mined, as well as the high number of languages examined, the monograph presents general and individual typological features of the four Romance languages and Czech that often exceed what has previously been accepted in the field of comparative linguistics.

Remy Belleau et l’art de guérir

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ISBN: 9788376560205 Year: Pages: 213 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560205 Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book fills a gap in the market as it ranges over the whole of Belleau’s work, rather than concentrating solely on La Bergerie or Les Amours et nouveaux eschanges des pierres precieuses. It starts by asking why a group of doctors produced a French edition of Belleau in 1945. It moves on to consider sickness and healing in Belleau’s work, studying the comedy, La Reconnue, and the macaronic poem, the Dictamen metrificum, alongside the better-known texts. Throughout, it emphasizes the importance of the political and religious background of the time. A miraculous stick that Belleau describes in La Bergerie is seen in the first chapter of L’Art de guérir as a symbol of therapeutic powers. The second chapter considers love and the poet’s debt to other writers, such as Sappho or Ficino (Belleau was erudite and eclectic). Les Amours de David et de Bersabee is the focal point of Chapter 3; once again one sees the corrosive powers of love, and the ability of poetry and music to transform suffering into beauty. Mention is made of the various academies, which were important in Belleau’s development. Chapter 4 traces the motif of illness in La Reconnue and links it to religious turmoil. This connection is even clearer in the Dictamen metrificum de bello huguenotico, a strange, savagely humorous text (Chapter 5). Chapter 6 concerns Belleau’s poems on precious stones, surely the pinnacle of his achievement. In those, therapy is an explicitly articulated motif, while religious faith is crucial. The conclusion suggests parallels with writers such as Saint Augustine, Rabelais, Du Bellay and Montaigne.

La Guerra di Troia in Ottava Rima

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ISBN: 9788867055197 DOI: 10.4000/books.ledizioni.1808 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A partire dalla metà del Trecento, una gran parte dei temi narrativi della grande letteratura europea, ma anche molti materiali folclorici, storici e religiosi, furono tradotti in versi nelle ottave canterine. Tra i cantari antichi, databili cioè entro il XIV secolo, la Guerra di Troia è un esempio del tutto singolare, per le sue ampie dimensioni e per la sua dipendenza da fonti scritte. Quasi un poema, pur nelle vesti di un cantare, essa è prova del grande impatto che ebbero, non solo presso il pubblico dei mercanti, ma anche presso uditorî piú vasti, materie fortunatissime come quella troiana, che a partire dal Roman de Troie di Benoît de Sainte-Maure (XII secolo) si sono spinte dal centro alla periferia della letteratura romanza medievale.

Di donne e cavallier : Intorno al primo Furioso

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ISBN: 9788855260275 DOI: 10.4000/books.ledizioni.10039 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Da tempo la critica ariostesca va richiamando l’attenzione sui caratteri peculiari della prima edizione (1516) dell’Orlando Furioso, un «capolavoro assoluto» (Dionisotti) che va considerato per il suo valore autonomo, subito riconosciutogli dai lettori, e non solo in funzione dell’approdo finale del 1532. Questo volume, che raccoglie i contributi di otto specialisti di Ariosto e della cultura cinquecentesca, attivi in Italia e all’estero (Marco Dorigatti, Claudio Vela, Tina Matarrese, Neil Harris, Alberto Casadei, Anna Maria Cabrini, Eleonora Stoppino, Maria Pavlova), propone una riflessione mirata sulla princeps, sulla sua specifica fortuna e sull’attività dell’autore negli anni della prima elaborazione del poema, allargando lo sguardo al panorama culturale a lui contemporaneo.

Existentials and Locatives in Romance Dialects of Italy

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ISBN: 9780198745266 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745266.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: RCUK
Subject: Linguistics
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This volume provides the first ever large-scale comparative treatment of there sentences (there copula NP), reporting the results of a survey of Italo-Romance and Sardinian dialects of Italy. The volume comprises detailed discussions of focus structure, predication and argument realization, the definiteness effects, and the linking from semantics to syntax in there sentences, advancing novel proposals in each case. The testing of influential hypotheses on existential constructions against first-hand dialect evidence leads the book to argue that existential and locative there sentences differ in focus structure and semantics, although their not being predicate focus constructions and the non-canonicality of the predicate—which is typically referential—is reflected in their shared morphosyntactic features. The hypothesis that the pivot is the predicate of the existential construction is adopted in the analysis, although a distinction is drawn between referential and non-referential pivots, which explains variation in pivot behaviour in morphosyntax. The volume also provides the historical background of Romance there sentences, relying on the findings of the analysis of a substantial corpus of early Italo-Romance vernacular texts.

Romanistiken i Sverige

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Book Series: romanica gothoburgensia ISBN: 9789179630096 Year: Pages: 412 DOI: 10.21524/kriterium.18 Language: Swedish
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Arts in general --- Education --- Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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The Romance languages are the Indo-European languages developed from Latin. The term "Romance Languages" also refers to the academic discipline, which studies the Romance languages and literature from the areas where the Romance languages are spoken. This discipline has a long tradition in Sweden. Swedish academic education and research in the Romance languages forms the subject of this anthology, whose contributions are written by 22 different researchers active in the field. The anthology examines the historical development of the study of the Romance languages in Sweden, as well as important trends in current education and research. The question of what characterizes the Romance languages as an academic discipline in Sweden today is thoroughly discussed in several of the contributions. The book brings a metadisciplinary perspective in the sense that it is the discipline itself, Romance languages – or some aspect of it – that constitutes the object of study. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in university and scholarly history and the development and position of academic language subjects in a Swedish university context. In addition, several of the contributions are of relevance for readers with an interest in language didactics and for pedagogical research on language teaching in higher education. The hope is that the reflections and investigations gathered in this anthology will serve as a starting point for the future development of the study of the Romance languages in Sweden.

Ieder zijn eigen Arnon Grunberg. Vertaling, promotie en receptie in Italië, Spanje, Catalonië, Portugal en Roemenië

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Book Series: Lage Landen Studies ISBN: 9789038219042 Year: Pages: 267 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_436097 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general --- Psychology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts
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This third volume of Lage Landen Studies offers a glimpse of recent international and internationalizing trends in Dutch Studies. It presents a comparative view of the virtually synchronic dynamics of the translation, promotion and reception of contemporary Dutch author Arnon Grunberg in five Romance languages between 1996 and 2009. This interdisciplinary approach, which focuses on the crossroads of language, literature and culture, as well as on aspects of the sociologies of literature and translation, is combined with views from translation studies, comparative literature, and bibliology in order to build bridges between theory and practice. The first part is devoted to the seldom-heard perspective of the translator and dissects the circumstances in which works by Arnon Grunberg – and by his heteronym Marek van der Jagt – are translated, promoted and received in five Romance languages. The function and ‘visual translation’ of book covers are also analyzed. Notwithstanding the relative homogeneity of the languages, their cultural background and geographical location, remarkable differences come to light. The first part rounds off by looking at the promotional possibilities of writer’s tours and translation workshops in the target countries.

Adjective Adverb Interfaces in Romance

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Book Series: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today ISSN: 0166-0829 ISBN: 9789027264879 Year: Pages: 375 DOI: 10.1075/la.242 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Subject: Linguistics
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Within the current discussion on grammatical interfaces, the word-classes of adjective and adverb are of particular interest because they appear to be separated or joined in manifold ways at the level of word-class or syntax, with morphology playing a prominent role, especially in Romance. The volume provides typological and theoretical insights into the common or different usage of adjectives and adverbs in Romance. Diachronic change is discussed alongside with synchronic variation and the representation in grammar. The discussion turns out to be controversial, calling into question traditional assumptions such as the dogma of the invariability and the categorial status of the adverb.

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