Emotions in Medieval Arthurian Literature by Frank Brandsma, Visit Amazon's Carolyne Larrington Page,

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Literary texts complicate our realizing of medieval feelings; they not just symbolize characters experiencing emotion and response emotionally to the behaviour of others in the textual content, but in addition evoke and play upon emotion inthe audiences which heard those texts played or learn. The presentation and depiction of emotion within the unmarried such a lot popular and influential tale topic of the center a while, the Arthurian legend, is the topic of this volume.Covering texts written in English, French, Dutch, German, Latin and Norwegian, the essays awarded right here discover notions of embodiment, the affective caliber of the development of brain, and the middleman position of the voice asboth an embodied and consciously articulating emotion.

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See also M. R. Warren, ‘Prose Romance’, in The Cambridge History of French Literature, ed. W. Burgwinkle, N. Hammond and E. Wilson (Cambridge, 2011), pp. 153–63. ‘Thus there are two forms of emotion, according to whether it is we who constitute 26 JANE GILBERT this way conduct its virtue (in the sense that certain substances conduct lightning) but do not own it. Their activity testifies at least as much to the power and authenticity of the noble ideology they serve as to their personal qualities.

The faculties of the soul – intellectual apprehension and intellectual appetite – were not themselves material, but their operations depended on brain and bodily processes: 7 8 9 10 11 M. Carruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 10 (Cambridge, 1990), p. 17. See further The Medieval Craft of Memory: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, ed. M. Carruthers and J. M. Ziolkowski, Material Texts (Philadelphia, 2002), and M. Carruthers, The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric and the Making of Images, 400–1200, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 34 (Cambridge, 1998).

Siraisi, Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice (Chicago, 1990), and C. H. Talbot, Medicine in Medieval England (London, 1967). 19a). Instances given include Chaucer’s Parson’s Tale, ‘Thoghtes that ben enclosed in mannes mynde, whan he gooth to slepe’ (914), and Legend of Good Women, ‘Moche sorwe hadde he in his mynde’ (946). 4 Augustine’s primary concern was the relation of emotions to the will, in the context of original sin. By the end of the thirteenth century a new interest in psychology was developing.

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