Seeta Chaganti

in Medieval Poetics and Social Practice

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780823243242
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823243280 | DOI:

Series: Fordham Series in Medieval Studies (FUP)


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This introduction establishes some definitions for the multivalent terms “poetry,” “poetic,” and “poetics” as these are invoked in both medieval writings and the contemporary criticism that examines them. It discusses the intellectual legacy that Penn Szittya has bestowed upon his students, particularly his commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages.

Keywords: medieval; poetics; Jan van Eyck; interdisciplinary

Chapter.  4117 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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