Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century - Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 30 (Paperback)Sarah Spence (author), Alastair Minnis (series editor), Patrick Boyde (series editor), Professor John Burrow (series editor), Rita Copeland (series editor), Alan Deyermond (series editor), Peter Dronke (series editor), Nigel Palmer (series editor), Winthrop Wetherbee (series editor)
Paperback 184 Pages / Published: 09/03/2006
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Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century analyses key twelfth-century Latin and vernacular texts which articulate a subjective, often autobiographical, stance. The contention is that the self forged in medieval literature could not have come into existence without both the gap between Latinity and the vernacular and a shift in perspective towards a visual and spatial orientation. This results in a self which is not an agent that will act on the outside world like the Renaissance self, but, rather, one which inhabits a potential, middle ground, or 'space of agency', explained here partly in terms of object-relations theory.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
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