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Challenging Communion

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Book Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture ISBN: 9780814213230 9780814274637 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625760 Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100035
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In this book, Jennifer Garrison examines literary representations of the central symbol of later medieval religious culture: the Eucharist. In contrast to scholarship that depicts mainstream believers as enthusiastically and simplistically embracing the Eucharist, Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature identifies a pervasive Middle English literary tradition that rejects simplistic notions of eucharistic promise. Through new readings of texts such as Piers Plowman, A Revelation of Love, The Book of Margery Kempe, and John Lydgate's religious poetry, Garrison shows how writers of Middle English often take advantage of the ways in which eucharistic theology itself contests the boundaries between the material and the spiritual, and how these writers challenge the eucharistic idea of union between Christ and the community of believers.

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Hip Sublime

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Book Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities Paul Allen Miller and Richard H. Armstrong, Series Editors ISBN: 9780814213551 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100786
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In their continual attempt to transcend what they perceived as the superficiality, commercialism, and precariousness of life in post-World War II America, the Beat writers turned to the classical authors who provided, on the one hand, a discourse of sublimity to help them articulate their desire for a purity of experience, and, on the other, a venerable literary heritage.This volume examines for the first time the intersections between the Beat writers and the Greco-Roman literary tradition. Many of the “Beats” were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, frequently incorporating their knowledge of Classical literature into their own avant-garde, experimental practice. The interactions between writers who fashioned themselves as new and iconoclastic, and a venerable literary tradition often seen as conservative and culturally hegemonic, produced fascinating tensions and paradoxes, which are explored here by a diverse group of contributors.

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Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature

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Book Series: Global Latin/o Americas ISBN: 9780814213438 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100791
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Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature and Culture: Literary and Cultural Essays explores how Spanish literary critics from the U.S. and Spain view and study Chicano literature and culture, and reflects on Chicano literature’s literary place in 21st century America and its transnational aspirations.

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