Telling Tales: Medieval Narratives and the Folk Tradition

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Francesca Canadé Sautman, Diana Conchado, Giuseppe C. Di Scipio
St. Martin's Press, 1998 - History - 320 pages
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"Telling Tales explores a vast range of ideas concerning the interlocking relationships among written medieval texts, the oral tradition, and the influence of folklore, and examines folklore and culture within literary and historical contexts. The diverse essays in this collection highlight the mutual shadowing of literature and oral narrative and how they relate to other areas of cultural production and performance, including systems of learning, political ideologies, gender formation and conflicts, folk religion, ethnic tensions, and legal practices. Folklore from a variety of literary and folk traditions, including Arabic, Celtic, French, Jewish, Christian, Spanish, and Scandinavian, are analyzed using multiple theoretical approaches such as psychoanalysis, feminist theory, new historicism, and semiotics."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1998)

Sautman teaches French literature and cultural studies at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate School.

Conchado teaches Spanish literature at Hunter College and works on the Golden Age mock epic.

di Scipio is Chair of the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College and is a noted Dante scholar.

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