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Chance, Jane 1945-

Works: 45 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 16,475 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Illustrated works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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 1,269 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 1,116 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 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 764 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 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive study of heroic women figures in Anglo-Saxon literature investigates English secular and religious prose and poetry from the seventh to the eleventh centuries. Given the paucity of surviving literature from the Anglo-Saxon period, the works which feature major women characters - often portrayed as heroes - seem surprisingly numerous. Even more striking is the strength of the female characterizations, given the medieval social ideal of women as peaceful, passive members of society. The task of this study is to examine the existing sources afresh, asking new questions about the depictions of women in the literature of the period. Particular attention is focused on the failed, possibly adulterous women of 'The Wife's Lament' and 'Wulf and Eadwacer' the monstrous mother of Grendel in 'Beowulf' and the chaste but heroic figures and saints Judith, Juliana, and Elene. The book relies for its analysis on recent and standard texts in Anglo-Saxon studies and literature, as well as a thorough grounding in Latin and vernacular historical documents and Anglo-Saxon writings other than the focal literary texts.-- From the back cover
Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien's modern Middle Ages( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 473 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 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and text in the later Middle Ages( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 397 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 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 314 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 311 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 )

5 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." "In the first section, essays focus on how Professor Tolkien invested his professional interests in his writing and how those works and the movements of his day may have affected his fiction. The second and third sections focus on specific episodes, characters, concepts, and images and how they correspond to medieval literary antecedents, in Old Norse, Old and Middle English, medieval Latin, and in medieval Catholicism. In the fourth section, essays discuss how mythological retextualization in his fiction assumed a medieval form." "Essential reading for all scholars interested in J. R. R. Tolkien, this work will also be of vital interest to those working in the fields of medieval history and literature, literary history, and literature in the early twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Christine de Pizan's Letter of Othea to Hector by Christine( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien, self and other : "this queer creature" by Jane Chance( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines key points of J.R.R. Talkien's life and writing career in relation to his views on humanism and feminism, particularly his sympathy for and toleration of those who are different, deemed unimportant, or marginalized--namely, the Other. Jane Chance argues such empathy derived from a variety of causes ranging from the loss of his parents during his early life to a consciousness of the injustice and violence in both World Wars."--Page [4] of cover
Inklings and others( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval mythography by Jane Chance( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 29 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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Chance, J.

Chance, Jane

Chance Nitzsche, Jane 1945-

Jane Chance American scholar specializing in medieval English literature and gender studies

Jane Chance Amerikaans professor

Nitzsche, Jane Chance.

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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