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Pearcy, Roy

Overview
Works: 10 works in 27 publications in 3 languages and 462 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fabliaux 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Roy Pearcy
Logic and humour in the fabliaux : an essay in applied narratology by Roy Pearcy( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theoretically defensible inventory of the fabliaux based on a new structural definition. In response to Bédier's description of the fabliaux as 'funny stories in verse', Roy Pearcy suggests a new structural definition, permitting the creation of a theoretically defensible inventory, which includes and augments the texts admitted by Per Nykrog and discards numerous stories already challenged for authenticity. Joseph Bédier's 1893 definition of the fabliaux as 'funny stories in verse' is still widely accepted as the best brief and general description for a heterogeneous collection of texts. But the heterogeneity creates difficulties and at the periphery of the canon all three of the criteria included in Bédier's definition are open to question. The inventory proposed in the current study is based on a new structural definition, a 'conjointure', akin to that of romance, combining a logical 'episteme' with a rhetorical 'narreme'. The 'episteme' features a contradictory taken from Boolean algebra, and assumes four different forms, depending on whether ambiguity resulting from the contradictory is understood by neither, by both, or by either the sender or the receiver of a message, In the first two instances, a character foreign to the episteme intervenes to resolve confusion in the narreme, or appears as the victim of the sophistical assumption of a contrary-to-fact reality; in the latter instances the sender or the receiver of the message in the episteme triumphs in the narreme. The resulting inventory, including and augmenting the texts admitted by Per Nykrog and discarding numerous stories already challenged for authenticity, is theoretically defensible to a degree not previously achieved. ROY PEARCY is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of London
Eighteen Anglo-Norman fabliaux( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the age of Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the age of Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the age of Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the age of Chaucer( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Anglo-Norman prose tale and the source of the seventh novel of the seventh day in the Decameron by Roy Pearcy( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connebert and branch I of "Le roman de Renart" : the genesis of a fabliau by Roy Pearcy( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Logic and humour in the fabliaux : an essay in applied narratology
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Pearcy, R. J.

Pearcy, R. J. (Roy J.)

Pearcy, Roy J.

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