Description - Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century by Sarah Spence
Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century analyses key twelfth-century Latin and vernacular texts which articulate a subjective, often autobiographical, stance. The contention is that the self forged in medieval literature could not have come into existence without both the gap between Latinity and the vernacular and a shift in perspective towards a visual and spatial orientation. This results in a self which is not an agent that will act on the outside world like the Renaissance self, but, rather, one which inhabits a potential, middle ground, or 'space of agency', explained here partly in terms of object-relations theory.
Buy Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century by Sarah Spence from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century by Sarah Spence
Book Reviews - Texts and the Self in the Twelfth Century by Sarah Spence