Chartier in Europe [Hardback]

Emma Cayley (Editor); Ashby Kinch (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781843841760 | Published by: Boydell & Brewer | Year of Publication: 2008 | Language: English 228p,




Chartier in Europe

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"Chartier in Europe" is the first sustained enquiry into the distinctive influence of the fifteenth-century French poet and diplomat, Alain Chartier, on the reading and writing cultures of England, Italy, Scotland, and Spain, as well as France. Opening with essays that assess Chartier's own construction of an authoritative voice, the volume then analyses the transmission and reception context of his Latin and French prose and poetry, and examines the ways in which the translation of his work into other vernaculars shaped his burgeoning reputation. Established and younger scholars from the fields of English, French, History, Scottish and Hispanic studies build a cross-disciplinary approach that illuminates Chartier's importance not only in the realm of French literature but in the evolution of a wider European literature.In addition, "Chartier in Europe" presents a full bibliography of published work on Chartier and includes a foreword by James Laidlaw, the first modern editor of Chartier's complete French poetical works.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Boethius as Model for Rewriting Sources in Alain Chartier's Livre de l'Esperance - Douglas Kelly
"Voix Dei, vox poetae": The Bible in the Quadrilogue invectif - Florence Bouchet
"Car rompre vault pis que ployer": Proverbial Pleasure in La Belle Dame sans mercy - Dana Symons
Alain Chartier's Livre des Quatres Dames and the Mechanics of Allegory - Barbara K Altmann
"Ainchois maintien des dames la querelle": Poetry, Politics, and Mastery in the Manuscript Tradition of Alain Chartier - Emma Cayley
Cyclification and the Circulation of the Querelle de la Belle Dame sans mercy - Joan McRae
The Early Reception of Chartier's Works in England and Scotland - Julia Boffey
From Invectivo to Inventivo: Reading Chartier's Quadrilogue invectif in Fifteenth-Century Castille - Clara Pascual-Argente
William Worcester Reads Alain Chartier: Le Quadrilogue invectif and its English Readers - Catherine Nall
The dit amoureux, Alain Chartier, and the Belle Dame sans mercy Cycle in Scotland: John Rolland's The Court of Venus of Venus - William Calin
"La Crudele in amore": Carlo del Nero Reads La Belle Dame sans mercy - Ashby Kinch

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