WorldCat Identities

Zacher, Christian K.

Works: 16 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 3,168 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2065.G31, 821.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christian K Zacher
Critical studies of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Donald Roy Howard( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosity and pilgrimage : the literature of discovery in fourteenth-century England by Christian K Zacher( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even if you are a casual browser, you will discover in the Encyclopedia facts that will engage, inform, and enlighten. It will introduce you to the region's ethnic diversity, its vast array of foods, languages, styles, religions, and customs. You'll discover Somalis in Ohio, Hmong in Wisconsin, Hispanics in Iowa, and Muslims in Michigan. You'll find research on the history of the region, its culture and values, and its conflicts."--Jacket
The Idea of medieval literature : new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this volume are by colleagues and students of Donald R. Howard - all noted authorities on Geoffrey Chaucer and late medieval English literature. The essay subjects range from a study of Chaucer's Edwardian period to the writings of Margery of Kempe. Alfred David begins the section on Chaucer's culture with an exploration of Chaucer's earliest poetry, linking it with the culture of Edward III's reign. Lee Patterson analyzes Chaucer's several ventures into the complaint form, showing the interconnections between and among complaint, lyric, and narrative. Glending Olson treats the Canterbury Tales as a game, with games and gamemanship as normative rather than extraneous, while Sherron E. Knopp examines the relations between Augustinian poetic theory and Chaucer's use of the imagination of the Book of the Duchess. R.W. Hanning assesses the role of "pryvetee," or privacy, in Chaucer's poetics. In the section devoted to Chaucer and his writings, Paul Strohm studies the ideological language of historical documents that harmonize especially well with Chaucer's short poem Lak of Stedfastnesse. John M. Fyler traces the influence of the House of Fame on Alexander Pope's writings. Florence H. Ridley offers a comprehensive history of criticism of the Friar's Tale. Ralph Hanna III examines affiliations between and among important manuscript groupings of Troilus and Criseyde, while Karla Taylor evaluates the significance of the Merchant as a "reticent" storyteller. John M. Ganim begins the third section, Medieval Culture and Society, with an evaluation of the Annales school and its importance for the study of medieval culture and literature. Anne Middleton scrutinizes the meaning and significance of Langland's "life" as it is represented in and through Piers Plowman. Thomas Moser analyzes the interpretive context of a short Middle English lyric on "inordinate love" from Copenhagen Thott 110. Sue Ellen Holbrook argues against previous biographical and psychological readings of The Boke of Margery Kempe, while George H. Brown discusses the use and abuse of Scripture by medieval writers. Finally, Steven F. Kruger treats the issue of the bodies of Jews, including bodily injury, in the Prioress's Tale and the Play of the Sacrament
The Holbrook years, 2002-2007 by Christian K Zacher( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of the writings in Middle English 1050-1500 by Anne Middleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical studies of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight edited by Donald R. Howard and Christian Zacher by Donald Roy Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer and social discontent in The Canterbury tales by Michael Robert Yankoviak( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiositas and the impulse for pilgrimage in fourteenth century English literature by Christian K Zacher( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critic as artist : lady nature and medieval philosophical psychology in the Cosmographia, the Romance of the rose, and the parliament of fowls by William H Nilges( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, the supernatural, and the postmodern impulse in contemporary fiction by Jeffrey V Yule( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Such novels as Don DeLillo's White Noise (1985) illustrate that science's disciplinarity precludes nonscientists from fully understanding it--virtually guaranteeing that many options to and supplements of science will continue to attract adherents. In some cases, as John Crowley's AEgypt (1987) illustrates, misunderstandings about science can lead people to accept pseudosciences as science equivalents. Nonetheless, science maintains an ontologically privileged status, and in these novels what at first appear to be attacks on science turn out to reflect typical misunderstandings about science and concerns about the manner in which its findings are transmitted. Yet even in validating science, postmodernist fictions are not hostile towards other knowledge systems. Magic realism, for instance, often grants equivalent ontological status to science and the supernatural, allowing for the coexistence of technoscience and a host of magical/supernatural creatures and events. In some works, technoscience is merely one element of a sustainable society. In Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home (1985), science is no more important to daily life than esthetics or spiritual beliefs. Other fictions treat supernatural knowledge systems sympathetically in a scientific context. In novels by William Gibson and Lucius Shepard, voodoo is given sustained attention even though it is revealed to be subject to rational explanation. Only rarely is science itself seen as a marginally important mode of understanding the universe
Travel and travel writing in medieval England by Christian K Zacher( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uncommon fatherland : Medieval English perceptions of Rome and Italy by Joseph L Grossi( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The introduction explains the dissertation's methodology and theoretical concerns. It then surveys familiar images of papal Rome and northern Italian bankers and merchants as they appear in literary and official texts. The first chapter focuses on the alliterative Morte Arthure's aligning of imperial Rome and the medieval northern Italian communes with the ?Saracen? East and Africa. In the second chapter Lydgate's Fall of Princes is examined for its moralistic and highly critical assessment not only of ancient Roman history but also of the Anglophobic and untrustworthy Boccaccio. Finally, the third chapter shows how in the Solace of Pilgrims Capgrave celebrates Christian Rome's triumph over its earlier pagan identity but also scorns the current barbarity, weak faith and confabulating tendencies of contemporary Romans. The chapter concludes by considering the two different ideas of Rome present in Capgrave's pilgrimage manual and the Book of Margery Kempe. The English writers analyzed here at once acknowledge the cultural, historical and economic importance of Rome, Florence, Genoa, Venice, Milan and their surrounding regions, but at the same time suggest that ultimately it is English spiritual piety, cultural unity and the steadfastness of English kings and princes that make England superior to Italy. Although England forms, with the Italian city-states, part of the communis patria or common fatherland of imperial and papal Rome, the constant strife and violence in Italy and the subversive traits of Italians in England lead English writers to look beyond and even to question that commonality
Leigh Brackett : American science fiction writer : her life and work by John Leonard Carr( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) was a versatile and respected genre writer. She wrote film scripts, detective novels, a western, science fiction and science fantasy, radio and television scripts, even scripts for Batman and Superman comic books. Just before her death she completed the first draft of the screenplay for the George Lucas film, The Empire Strikes Back. However, her reputation today rests primarily on the romantic space opera, derived from Edgar Rice Burroughs, that she wrote for pulp science fiction adventure magazines, especially for Planet Stories
Sir Gawain and the green knight: a study in simultaneous time by Joanne Gerlacher( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The celebration of imperfect heroes and heroines in Orlando Furioso, Don Juan, and Le Morte Darthur by Ann T Bertagnolli( )

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

Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, Lord Byron's Don Juan, and Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur are not overtly connected by simularities that would invite us to look at them together or to see one in terms of the other, but all three present major problems in being characterized. Their narrators, either overtly as in Don Juan or almost purely by suggestion as in Le Morte Darthur, modify the genres to which these texts belong. The heroic ideals that are traditionally upheld in romance and mock heroic fiction are ironically undermined, shown to be invalid measuring sticks of characters' actual behavior. The narrators celebrate, instead, in varying degrees of obviousness, the more realistic, human world that emerges in each work
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.30 for Critical s ... to 0.83 for A manual o ...)

The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia
Alternative Names
Zacher, Chris

Zacher, Christan K.

Zacher, Christian.

Zacher, Christian K.

English (62)