Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Author: Amy Burge

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349887897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular western representations of the Islamic east, this book proffers innovative case studies on representations of cross-religious and cross-cultural romantic relationships in a selection of late medieval and twenty-first century Orientalist popular romances. Comparing the tropes, characterization and settings of these literary phenomena, and focusing on gender, religion, and ethnicity, the study exposes the historical roots of current romance representations of the east, advancing research in Orientalism, (neo)medievalism and medieval cultural studies. Fundamentally, Representing Difference invites a closer look at medieval and modern popular attitudes towards the east, as represented in romance, and the kinds of solutions proposed for its apparent problems.
Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Amy Burge
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-24 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular
Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Amy Burge
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-14 - Publisher: Springer

This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular
Female Desire in Chaucer's Legend of Good Women and Middle English Romance
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Lucy M. Allen-Goss
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

An examination of female same-sex desire in Chaucer and medieval romance.
The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 566
Authors: Jayashree Kamblé, Eric Murphy Selinger, Hsu-Ming Teo
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-11 - Publisher: Routledge

Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides
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Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Virginity is of concern here, that is its utter messiness. At once valuable and detrimental, normative and deviant, undesirable and enviable. Virginity and its loss hold tremendous cultural significance. For many, female virginity is still a universally accepted condition, something that is somehow bound to the hymen, whereas male virginity