Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising: Poetry and the Problem of the Populace After 1381-Lynn Arner

  • Title: Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising: Poetry and the Problem of the Populace After 1381
  • Author: Lynn Arner
  • Released: 2013-03-31
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  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 0271058935
  • ISBN13: 978-0271058931
  • ASIN: 0271058935

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Review Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising is an original and provocative study that reorients our sense of the fourteenth-century audience for vernacular English literature. Lynn Arner shows how the writings of Chaucer and Gower shaped complex new hierarchies of cultural expertise and authority. Through a series of wonderful readings, drawing fruitfully on Pierre Bourdieu, among others, this book makes an important contribution to the social and cultural study of medieval literature, vernacular literacy, and access to cultural capital in the later medieval period. --Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne

About the Author Lynn Arner is Associate Professor of English and of Women's and Gender Studies at Brock University in Canada. pdf