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The Resource Memory and confession in Middle English literature, Kisha G. Tracy

Memory and confession in Middle English literature, Kisha G. Tracy

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Memory and confession in Middle English literature
Title
Memory and confession in Middle English literature
Statement of responsibility
Kisha G. Tracy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that the traditional relationship between the act of confessing and the act of remembering is manifested through the widespread juxtaposition of confession and memory in Middle English literary texts and, furthermore, that this concept permeates other manifestations of memory as written by authors in a variety of genres. This study, through the framework of confession, identifies moments of recollection within the texts of four major Middle English authors - Langland, Chaucer, Gower, and the Gawain-Poet - and demonstrates that these authors deliberately employed the devices of recollection and forgetfulness in order to indicate changes or the lack thereof, both in conduct and in mindset, in their narrative subjects. Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature explores memory's connection to confession along with the recurring textual awareness of confession's ability to transform the soul; demonstrating that memory and recollection is used in medieval literature to emphasize emotional and behavioral change
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Tracy, Kisha G.,
Dewey number
820.9/001
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • New Middle ages
  • Palgrave pivot
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  • English literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Confession in literature
Label
Memory and confession in Middle English literature, Kisha G. Tracy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Abstract ; References; Chapter 2 Reducere ad Memoriam: A Brief Overview of Confession and Memory; Abstract ; Recollection in Augustinian Confession; Recollection in Middle English Confession; Forgetfulness in Confession; Recollection of Sin After Confession; References; Chapter 3 Langland: Piers Plowman, Recollection, Confession, and the Penitent; Abstract ; and Memoria; The Seven Deadly Sins; Haukyn the Active Man; References; Chapter 4 Gower: Confessio Amantis and the Fear of Forgetting; Abstract ; The Fear of Forgetting; Post-Confession Forgetfulness
Control code
ocn990110061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 123 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319556758
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990110061
Label
Memory and confession in Middle English literature, Kisha G. Tracy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Abstract ; References; Chapter 2 Reducere ad Memoriam: A Brief Overview of Confession and Memory; Abstract ; Recollection in Augustinian Confession; Recollection in Middle English Confession; Forgetfulness in Confession; Recollection of Sin After Confession; References; Chapter 3 Langland: Piers Plowman, Recollection, Confession, and the Penitent; Abstract ; and Memoria; The Seven Deadly Sins; Haukyn the Active Man; References; Chapter 4 Gower: Confessio Amantis and the Fear of Forgetting; Abstract ; The Fear of Forgetting; Post-Confession Forgetfulness
Control code
ocn990110061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 123 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319556758
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990110061

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