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Chance, Jane 1945-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 15,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Poetry  Illustrated works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Jane Chance
Tolkien's art : a mythology for England by Jane Chance( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for medieval literary, religious, and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. In Tolkien's Art, Chance discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences -- from pagan epic to Christian legend -- that formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his "mythology for England"
The lord of the rings : the mythology of power by Jane Chance( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays designed to help you understand and appreciate the mythology of Tolkien's epic, The lord of the rings
Approaches to teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18 essays in this volume examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts and theories that inform his own fictional narratives, "The Lord of the Rings" and "the Silmarillion"
Woman as hero in Old English literature by Jane Chance( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius figure in antiquity and the Middle Ages by Jane Chance( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien's modern Middle Ages( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy. Yet he did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. The essays collected here examine this paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with 21st-century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy."--Jacket
The mythographic Chaucer : the fabulation of sexual politics by Jane Chance( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategieswhat might together be termed sexual politicsmotivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions of the period for his own literary, social, and political purposes
Mapping the cosmos( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and text in the later Middle Ages( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mythographic art : classical fable and the rise of the vernacular in early France and England by Jane Chance( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary subversions of medieval women by Jane Chance( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of medieval women as postcolonial writers defines the literary strategies of subversion by which they authorized their alterity within the dominant tradition. To dismantle a colonizing culture, they made public the private feminine space allocated by gender difference: they constructed "unhomely" spaces. They inverted gender roles of characters to valorize the female; they created alternate idealized feminist societies and cultures, or utopias, through fantasy; and they legitimized female triviality -- the homely female space -- to provide autonomy. While these methodologies often overlapped in practice, they illustrate how cultures impinge on languages to create what Deleuze and Guattari have identified as a minor literature, specifically for women as dis-placed. Women writers discussed include Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, Hildegard of Bingen, Marie de France, Marguerite Porete, Catherine of Siena, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, and Christine de Pizan. -- Publisher description
Women medievalists and the academy( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines - including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology or religious studies, and philosophy - each essay delves into one woman's life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women's roles in the development of scholarship and the academy."--Jacket
Tolkien the medievalist( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tolkien the Medievalist explores how Tolkien's creative worlds were shaped by his own scholarship on medieval literature. In trying to create a "mythology for England" in the space of his fiction, Tolkien inevitably drew upon extant medieval languages and literatures." "This is the first recent collection to examine anew the question of Tolkien's medievalness. Interdisciplinary in approach, the essays explore Tolkien's position within the context of twentieth-century medieval scholarship and religious movements and his use of various works of medieval literature as a palimpsest for the development of his own ideas."
Christine de Pizan's Letter of Othea to Hector by Christine( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assembly of gods = Le assemble de dyeus, or, Banquet of gods and goddesses, with the discourse of reason and sensuality( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and English, Middle and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inklings and others( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien the medievalist( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J.R.R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his scholarship on medieval literature to his own personal voice. The four sections reveal the author influenced by his profession, religious faith and important issues of the time; by his relationships with other medievalists; by the medieval sources that he read and taught, and by his own medieval mythologizing
Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal. Chance's in-depth examination of works by the major writers of the period demonstrates how they essentially co-opted a thousand-year tradition. Their intricate narratives of identity mixed commentary with poetry, reinterpreted classical gods and heroes to suit personal agendas, and gave rise to innovative techniques such as "inglossation"--The use of a mythological figure to comment on the protagonist within an autobiographical allegory. In this manner, through allegorical authorial projection of the self, the poets explored a subjective world and manifested a burgeoning humanism that would eventually come to full fruition in the Renaissance. No other work examines the mythographic interrelationships among these poets and their unique and personal approaches to mythological commentary
 
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Approaches to teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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The lord of the rings : the mythology of powerApproaches to teaching Sir Gawain and the Green KnightTolkien and the invention of myth : a readerWoman as hero in Old English literatureMedieval mythographyThe genius figure in antiquity and the Middle AgesTolkien's modern Middle AgesThe mythographic Chaucer : the fabulation of sexual politics