Chaucer's Afterlife: Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture (Paperback)
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Chaucer's Afterlife: Adaptations in Recent Popular Culture (Paperback)

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This study explores Chaucer's present-day cultural reputation by way of popular culture. In just the past two decades his texts have been adapted to a wide variety of popular genres including television, stage, comic book, hip-hop, science fiction, horror, romance and crime fiction. This cultural recycling involves a variety of functions but Chaucer's primary association is with the idea of pilgrimage and the prevailing tenor is satire in the service of populism. The target is not only cultural elitism but also the dominant discourse of professional Chaucerians. They in turn may have doubts about the value of popular Chaucer; popular culture theory, however, would maintain that such scepticism has less to do with critical discrimination than the assertion of social distinction. Nonetheless, the fact that Chaucer has a popular afterlife, and remains a cultural product over which competing groups lay claim, attests to his current vitality.

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN: 9780786473441
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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