A Companion to Marie de France by Logan E. Whalen

By Logan E. Whalen

After approximately 8 centuries and masses learn and writing on Marie de France, the single biographical info we all know approximately her, with any measure of simple task, is that she was once from France and wrote for the Anglo-Angevin courtroom of Henry II. but Marie de France continues to be this day some of the most famous literary voices of the top of the twelfth century and used to be the 1st lady of letters to put in writing in French. The chapters during this e-book are composed through students who've really good in Marie de France experiences, in general for a few years. providing conventional perspectives along new serious views, the authors speak about many alternative elements of her poetics

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Finally, by placing her name at the end of the penultimate verse of the Audree and by arranging the word remembree at the end of the last verse, she associates her identity quite literally with memory, as she did in the prologue of Guigemar (Marie/ ne s’oblie at the rhyme) and in the epilogues of the Fables (remembrance/de France at the rhyme) and Espurgatoire (Marie/memoire in the same verse). Thus she assures that she will always be remembered as the author of her works. V. Conclusion In all major prologues and epilogues to her writings, Marie de France explicitly uses rhetorical literary devices to capture the attention of her audience, to present her justification for writing, and to demonstrate that she participates in the processes of inventio and translatio studii as she adapts her source material for her audience.

36–38). , La vie seint Edmund le rei, poème anglo-normand du XIIe siècle (Göteborg, 1935). Busby’s translation. ”43 In fact, the 12 stories in Marie’s collection almost always contain the element of aventure that is at the heart of medieval French romance, though it is presented in a more abbreviated form and generally with less emphasis on intentionally seeking the adventure. She employs the term aventure or aventures in seven of the prologues and six of the epilogues:44 in the prologues to Guigemar (v.

And trans. Carleton W. Carroll (New York and London, 1987). CHAPTER TWO MARIE DE FRANCE AND THE LEARNED TRADITION Emanuel J. Mickel, Jr. Judging from the production of manuscripts in the northern areas, French vernacular literature burst on the scene in France, Flanders, and England in the mid-12th century. The romans d’antiquité, the romans (that is, works translated into Old French) drawn from the Latin of Virgil, Statius, and Quintus Curtius, and the Roman de Troie from Dares and Dictys, demonstrate both an acquaintance with and an interest in the major literary/historical matière of classical antiquity.

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