WorldCat Identities

Maddox, Donald

Overview
Works: 36 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 7,026 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Donald Maddox
Froissart across the genres by Donald Maddox( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval French Alexander by Donald Maddox( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander the Great was one of the legendary Nine Worthies in the medieval canon of ancient and modern heroes, and medieval writers exploited his legend in a wide variety of literary and didactic texts. Addressing the classical legacy to the Middle Ages as expressed in four centuries of vernacular narratives, this volume offers the first systematic collective study of Alexander the Great's thematic prominence in medieval culture. Contributors from Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States combine sensitive textual analyses with perspectives from such diverse fields as art history, codicology, anthropology, sociology, the history of mentalities, and postcolonial theory
Fictions of identity in medieval France by Donald Maddox( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study of vernacular French narrative from the twelfth century through the later Middle Ages, Donald Maddox considers the construction of identity in a wide range of fictions. He focuses on crucial encounters, widespread in medieval literature, in which characters are informed about fundamental aspects of their own circumstances and selfhood. These always arresting and highly significant moments of "specular" encounter are examined in numerous Old and Middle French romances, hagiographic texts, epics, and brief narratives. Maddox discloses the key role of identity in an original reading of the Lais of Marie de France as a unified collection, as well as in Arthurian literature, fictions of the courtly tryst, genealogies, and medieval family romance. 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."--Jacket
The Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes : once and future fictions by Donald Maddox( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrétien de Troyes was one of the most important medieval writers of Arthurian narrative. A key figure in reshaping the 'once and future fictions' of Arthurian story, he was instrumental in the late twelfth-century shift from written and oral legendary traditions to a highly sophisticated literary cultivation of the Old French verse romance. While examining individually each of Chretien's five Arthurian romances, Donald Maddox looks at their coherence as a group, suggesting that their intertextual relations lend a harmony of meaning and design to the ensemble as a whole. Central to his argument is the focus on customs, which provide unity within as well as among the works while conveying an acute sense of the vulnerability and dissolution of feudal institutions in an age of social crisis and transition
Semiotics of deceit : the Pathelin era by Donald Maddox( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melusine of Lusignan : founding fiction in late medieval France( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of original essays is the first collection devoted to the monumental Roman de Melusine (1393) by Jean d'Arras. A masterwork of late fourteenth-century French prose fiction, Melusine tells of the powerful medieval dynasty of Lusignan from its founding as a city by the legendary Melusine, an enigmatic fairy-figure subject to periodic monstrous transformations, through its expansion in Europe and the Near East, to its ultimate evanescence. Melusine offers a singular blend of history and fiction as it upholds the proprietary claims to Lusignan of the work's illustrious patron, Jean, Duc de Berry. The great deeds of Melusine, her forbears, and her progeny unfold in a narrative that blends elements of myth, folklore, and popular traditions with epic, Crusade narrative, romance, and theological doctrine
Literary aspects of courtly culture : selected papers from the Seventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 27 July-1 August 1992 by International Courtly Literature Society( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structure and sacring : the systematic kingdom in Chrétien's Erec et Enide by Donald Maddox( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transtextualities : of cycles and cyclicity in medieval French literature( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the medieval cycle and the process of mapping a trope, the cyclicity and transtextual coherence in Chrétien de Troyes, cyclicity in the Lancelot-Grail cycle and in medieval French drama, and the genealogy of later narrative cycles
Parisian confraternity drama of the fourteenth century : the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century is the first volume of studies devoted solely to the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages. These anonymous plays, found in a single luxury manuscript, comprise the only major corpus of dramatic works in French that have survived from the fourteenth century. They derive from a rich diversity of sources: narrative miracle accounts, saints' lives, epic chansons de geste, vernacular romances, and history. Each play is preceded by a richly detailed miniature, some two dozen include a sermon in prose, and each includes at least one rondel to be sung by the cortege accompanying the Virgin. They constitute both a collective demonstration of the fervent late-medieval devotion to the Virgin, and a substantial archive of contemporary insights into the issues of power, authority, and influence that struggled for dominance in fourteenth-century Paris. As this collection has, in its entirety, attracted little critical attention to date, this volume will be of significant interest to scholars wishing to explore the plays in their literary context, as well as those interested in medieval drama, the Marian tradition, and the role of confraternities in fourteenth-century French culture."--BOOK JACKET
Voix et textualités du schéma eschatologique by Donald Maddox( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century : the 'Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages'( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century is the first volume of studies devoted solely to the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages. These anonymous plays, found in a single luxury manuscript, comprise the only major corpus of dramatic works in French that have survived from the fourteenth century. They derive from a rich diversity of sources: narrative miracle accounts, saints' lives, epic chansons de geste, vernacular romances, and history. Each play is preceded by a richly detailed miniature, some two dozen include a sermon in prose, and each includes at least one rondel to be sung by the cortege accompanying the Virgin. They constitute both a collective demonstration of the fervent late-medieval devotion to the Virgin, and a substantial archive of contemporary insights into the issues of power, authority, and influence that struggled for dominance in fourteenth-century Paris. As this extraordinary collection has, in its entirety, attracted little critical attention to date, this volume will be of significant interest to scholars wishing to explore the plays in their literary context, as well as those interested in medieval drama, the Marian tradition, and the role of confraternities in fourteenth-century French culture
The Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes : once and future fictions by Donald Maddox( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics of deceit : the Pathelin era : with a new Engl. prose transl. of Maistre Pierre Pathelin by Donald Maddox( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval poetics and semiotic theory( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semiotics of deceit : language, drama, and culture in Maistre Pierre Pathelin by Donald Maddox( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergenres : intergeneric perspectives on medieval French literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vers un modèle de la communauté textuelle au Moyen Age: les rapports entre auteur et texte, entre texte et lecteur by Donald Maddox( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.02 for Froissart ... to 0.98 for Vers un mo ...)

The medieval French Alexander
Covers
The medieval French AlexanderFictions of identity in medieval FranceThe Arthurian romances of Chrétien de Troyes : once and future fictionsMelusine of Lusignan : founding fiction in late medieval FranceParisian confraternity drama of the fourteenth century : the Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnagesParisian Confraternity Drama of the Fourteenth Century : the 'Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages'
Languages
English (108)

French (7)