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The Resource Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley, (electronic resource)

Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley, (electronic resource)

Label
Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture
Title
Critical tales
Title remainder
new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Appearing in print for the first time in 1558, the book that we now know as the Heptameron is the work of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre. Left incomplete, but clearly modeled on Boccaccio's Decameron, the Heptameron consists of a frame narrative and seventy-two tales told by five men and five women characters in the shady meadow at Notre Dame de Sarrance. As John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley contend in their introduction to this volume, the tales of the Heptameron portray the conflicts, ruptures, and upheavals that agitated early modern French society. They present a forum in which different elements of Renaissance and Reformation culture meet and, at times, collide. Contradictory suppositions about men and women are easily discerned behind almost all of the stories, and the discussions among the fictional storytellers represent attitudes both feminist and misogynist, masculinist and misandrous. Less oppositional are the religious conflicts among the storytellers; some are less ardently religious while others are concerned with the corporeal rather than the spiritual. The stories of the Heptameron are often cautionary tales about the corruption of the late medieval church, about decadent priests and monks, or about the unfortunate faithful whose belief in the efficacy of good works for salvation leads to disaster and death. The conflicts of the Reformation loom over the Heptameron not just as the origin of its ideological tensions, but also as a prominent symptom of the larger, related disruptions that marked sixteenth-century Europe. Provocative and wide-ranging, appealing to specialists in numerous fields, Critical Tales is the first collective volume of studies in English on the Heptameron. The authors - Robert D. Cottrell, Hope Glidden, Marcel Tetel, Donald Stone, Tone Conley, Michel Jeanneret, Cathleen M. Bauschatz, Francois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer, Mary B. McKinley, Philippe de Lajarte, Andre Tournon, Daniel Russell, Francois Rigolot, Paula Sommers, and Edwin M. Duval - present different approaches to Marguerite de Navarre's tales, dealing with such topics as confession, rape, the impact of printing on knowledge and narrative, narrative theory, and androgyny. The contributors to Critical Tales, like the storytellers of the Heptameron, are not afraid to challenge the critical establishment and one another. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of French and comparative literature and women's studies
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
843/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ1631.H4
LC item number
C75 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lyons, John D.
  • McKinley, Mary B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marguerite
  • Women and literature
  • Romance fiction, French
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric
  • Literary form
  • Electronic books
Label
Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The graphics of dissimulation
  • Tom Conley
  • Modular narrative and the crisis of interpretation
  • Michel Jeanneret
  • "Voyla̓, mes dames ..."
  • Cathleen M. Bauschatz
  • Naked narrator
  • Franc̜ois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer
  • Telling secrets
  • Mary B. McKinley
  • Inmost Cravings
  • The voice of the narrators in Marguerite de Navarre's tales
  • Philippe De Lajarte
  • Rules of the game
  • André Tournon
  • Some ways of structuring character in the "Heptameron"
  • Daniel Russell
  • The Heptameron and the "Magdalen controversy"
  • Francois Rigolot
  • Writing the body
  • Paula Sommers
  • Robert D. Cottrell
  • "Et puis, quelles nouvelles?"
  • Edwin M. Duval
  • Gender, Essence, and the Feminine (Heptameron 43)
  • Hope Glidden
  • The rhetoric of lyricism in the "Heptameron"
  • Marcel Tetel
  • "La Malice de hommes"
  • Donald Stone
Control code
ocm44966017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585113685
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 282715
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
Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture, edited by John D. Lyons and Mary B. McKinley, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The graphics of dissimulation
  • Tom Conley
  • Modular narrative and the crisis of interpretation
  • Michel Jeanneret
  • "Voyla̓, mes dames ..."
  • Cathleen M. Bauschatz
  • Naked narrator
  • Franc̜ois Cornilliat and Ullrich Langer
  • Telling secrets
  • Mary B. McKinley
  • Inmost Cravings
  • The voice of the narrators in Marguerite de Navarre's tales
  • Philippe De Lajarte
  • Rules of the game
  • André Tournon
  • Some ways of structuring character in the "Heptameron"
  • Daniel Russell
  • The Heptameron and the "Magdalen controversy"
  • Francois Rigolot
  • Writing the body
  • Paula Sommers
  • Robert D. Cottrell
  • "Et puis, quelles nouvelles?"
  • Edwin M. Duval
  • Gender, Essence, and the Feminine (Heptameron 43)
  • Hope Glidden
  • The rhetoric of lyricism in the "Heptameron"
  • Marcel Tetel
  • "La Malice de hommes"
  • Donald Stone
Control code
ocm44966017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585113685
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 282715
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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