Fictions of Identity in Medieval France
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Volume 20, Number 1, January pp. Here he argues that the specular encounter provides a locus for the analysis, primarily in passages of direct discourse, of circumstantial evidence brought to light in the aftermath of a tryst. This evidence usually involves the erroneous apprehension of the plausible as true and thus provides a new dimension for the specular encounter by juxtaposing the possible with the truth.
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In Chapter Four, Maddox explores the specular encounter as a vehicle of identity pertaining both to identity and lineage. What Maddox has written is a highly informative and interesting work. He offers many new perspectives on the socio-cultural implications of identity and shows how they appear, in various degrees, throughout selected vernacular French texts.
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Published Oct 1, Main Article Content Andrew Traver. Andrew Traver Southeastern Louisiana University.
The study offers many new perspectives on the poetic and cultural implications of identity as an imaginary construct during the long formative period of French literature. To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
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