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Stillinger, Thomas C.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,499 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Thomas C Stillinger
The song of Troilus : lyric authority in the medieval book by Thomas C Stillinger( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song of Troilis traces the origins of modern authorship in the formal experimentation of medieval writers. Thomas C. Stillinger analyzes a sequence of narrative books that are in some way constructed around lyric poems: Dante's Vita Nuova, Boccaccio's Filostrato, and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. The shared aim of these texts, he argues, is to imagine and achieve an unprecedented auctoritas: a "lyric authority" that combines the expressive subjectivity of courtly love poetry with the impersonal authority of Biblical commentary. Each of the three establishes its own formal and intertextual dynamics; in complex and unexpected ways, the hierarchies of Latin learning are charged with erotic force, allowing the creation of a new vernacular Book of Love. The Song of Troilus is a linked series of incisive close readings. Each chapter defines and investigates a range of philological, intertextual, and theoretical problems: in addition to explicating his three principal texts, Stillinger offers important insights into a range of medieval traditions, from Psalm commentary to Trojan historiography to Ricardian political satire. At the same time, the Song of Troilus is a sophisticated narrative of cultural change and a searching meditation on history, desire, and writing. The Song of Troilus is an original and highly readable study of three major medieval texts; it will be of compelling interest to students and scholars of medieval literature, and to all those exploring the history of authorship and the implications of literary form
Critical essays on Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio and feminist criticism( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio and feminist criticism( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Geoffrey Chancer( Book )

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

 
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Critical essays on Geoffrey Chaucer Critical essays on Geoffrey Chancer
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Critical essays on Geoffrey Chancer
Languages
English (23)