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Cole, Andrew 1968-

Works: 6 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 1,650 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Andrew Cole
Literature and heresy in the age of Chaucer by Andrew Cole( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the late 14th century, English literature was fundamentally shaped by the heresy of John Wyclif and his followers. This study demonstrates how Chaucer, Langland, John Clanvowe, Margery Kempe, Thomas Hoccleve and John Lydgate, far from eschewing Wycliffism, viewed it as a distinctly new intellectual resource
The Cambridge companion to Piers Plowman( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Polish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piers Plowman, written by William Langland, has long been considered one of the greatest poems of medieval England. Current scholarship on this alliterative masterpiece looks very different from that available even a decade ago. New information about the manuscripts of the poem, new historical discoveries, and new investigations of its literary, cultural and theoretical scope have fundamentally altered the very meaning of Langland's art. This Companion thus critically surveys traditional scholarship, with the aim of recuperating its best insights, and it ventures forth into newer areas of inquiry attuned to questions of social setting, institutional context, intellectual and literary history, theory, and the revitalized fields of codicology and paleography. By proceeding through chapters that offer cumulatively wider views as well as stand-alone analyses of topics most crucial to understanding Piers Plowman, this Companion gives serious students and seasoned scholars alike up-to-date knowledge of this intricate and beautiful poem"--
The birth of theory by Andrew Cole( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neither Marx nor Nietzsche first gave us theory - Hegel did. In The birth of theory, Andrew Cole supports this contention in a bold new account of Hegel's dialectic and its influence on everyone from Marx and the English Hegelians to Nietzsche, Bakhtin, Deleuze and Jameson. With chapters that powerfully reanimate the overly familiar topics of ideology, commodity fetishism, and political economy, along with a definitive interpretation of Hegel's master/slave dialectic, The birth of theory will transform our reading of Hegel and revitalize dialectics for the twenty-first century"--Back cover
The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays argues that any valid theory of the modern should--indeed must--reckon with the medieval. Offering a much-needed correction to theorists such as Hans Blumenberg, who in his Legitimacy of the Modern Age describes the "modern age" as a complete departure from the Middle Ages, these essays forcefully show that thinkers from Adorno to Zizek have repeatedly drawn from medieval sources to theorize modernity. To forget the medieval, or to discount its continued effect on contemporary thought, is to neglect the responsibilities of periodization. In The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages, modernists and medievalists, as well as scholars specializing in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century comparative literature, offer a new history of theory and philosophy through essays on secularization and periodization, Marx's (medieval) theory of commodity fetishism, Heidegger's scholasticism, and Adorno's nominalist aesthetics. One essay illustrates the workings of medieval mysticism in the writing of Freud's most famous patient, Daniel Paul Schreber, author of Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (1903). Another looks at Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Empire, a theoretical synthesis whose conscientious medievalism was the subject of much polemic in the post-9/11 era, a time in which premodernity itself was perceived as a threat to western values. The collection concludes with an afterword by Fredric Jameson, a theorist of postmodernism who has engaged with the medieval throughout his career. --
Rewriting Langland and Chaucer : heresy and literary authority in late medieval England by Andrew Cole( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of theory by Andrew Cole( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Literature and heresy in the age of Chaucer
The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory
English (48)

Polish (1)