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The Shaping of English Poetry - Volume IV
Essays on 'The Battle of Maldon', Chretien de Troyes, Dante, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' and Chaucer499
This fourth volume of essays under the title The Shaping of English Poetry consolidates the work of the previous three volumes on the great subjects of English literature in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The Norman Conquest of England built upon the rich foundation of Anglo-Saxon England but did not destroy it; thus the present volume begins with the commemoration of English heroism in The Battle of Maldon. In the late twelfth century we encounter in Chretien de Troyes's seminal romance Le Chevalier de la Charrete a new kind of hero in Lancelot, abject and obedient before his mistress, although Chretien himself is not an uncritical admirer of the sanctity of adulterous love. Hence the importance of Dante's exposition of love in Purgatorio, XVIII, which forms a background to the essays here on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Parliament of Fowls. The volume concludes with essays on Chaucer's Knight's, Monk's and Nun's Priest's Tales, which form part of a long-term project to interpret the Canterbury Tales as a unified whole and not merely a series of fragments awaiting revision on Chaucer's death.
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Gerald Morgan was a Meyricke Exhibitioner at Jesus College, Oxford, and holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin and is now Research Director of the Chaucer in Context Research Group of the Trinity Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His publications include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Idea of Righteousness (1991), The Tragic Argument of Troilus and Criseyde (2005), The Shaping of English Poetry: Essays on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Langland, Chaucer and Spenser (Peter Lang, 2010), The Shaping of English Poetry, Volume II: Essays on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Langland and Chaucer (Peter Lang, 2013), The Shaping of English Poetry, Volume III: Essays on "Beowulf", Dante, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Langland, Chaucer and Spenser (Peter Lang, 2013) and the edited volume Chaucer in Context: A Golden Age of English Poetry (Peter Lang, 2012).
CONTENTS: The Battle of Maldon: The Commemoration of an Heroic Sacrifice - The Conflict of Love and Chivalry in Le Chevalier de la Charrete - The Movement of Love in the Interior Senses and in the Intellect: An Explanation of Purgatorio, XVIII.22-24 - The Goodness of Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Nature and the Bird-Debate in the Parliament of Fowls - Chaucer's Tellers and Tales and the Design of the Canterbury Tales - The Campaigns of Chaucer's Knight - Chaucer's Knight's Tale: The Book of the Duke - The Grand Design of the Monk's Tale - The Function of Rhetoric in the Nun's Priest's Tale.