The beginnings of english: old and middle english 600-1485 setting the scene the first literature

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Tema 2

TEMA 2.High middle ages(1001-1300) and late m.A(1300-1485).Ongoing Expansion of islamic faith.Anglo-Sxon england invaded by William ,duke of Normandy.They Took literal possessions.Anglosazon=>Norman->Feudalism.Feudalism:complez social organisation based on functions and jiearchies. Functions: Oratores,bellatores,laboratores.Hierarchical: form superior to inferior According to essential degree.Defining features of the english medieval Period:-Resistance to monarcha´s feudal power.-Instability of political Power.-Pope´s authority also contested(Thomas becket´s murder in Canterbury)-Origin of some genuine institutions(oxford university, cambridge...)-Population Increase+developement of cities as centres of production and Commerce->emergence of a new social class-The english lenguage: not longer The official, related to second-rate but in mid.Late 14 gained prestige again.Poetics:1)Conflict of love for god or Virtuoius love7love for the lady or ilici love develops diferently in each Author.Dante: -conected to the allegorical presentation of love.-transform the Lady into a purified version of feminity.Petrarch:one of the first Himanist.-conflict unsolved.-lady too earthly.-gives her up in the end and Praises virgin mary.2)Courtly love is also: a set of conventions widely Observed in amatory poetry in late M.A. And renaissance.-connected with latin Lyricists.-associated with influential poets.3)From mid,late 14 english Literature:-saw a dramatic increase in prodution.-from anonimy to Individualism(writers signed their works, consideres themselves as port of Tradition,influed each other)Geoffrey Chaucer(1343-1400):genius of M.E literature,lived in An age of change and unrest, born in london into a middle-class family. Participed on the 100 year war and was a French prisioner, diplomant in France ,Holland and Italy. His major Contibutions were; consolidation and prestige of national literary tradition And of the english language , introduced new themes, genres, Metrical...PERIODIZATION OF HIS PRODUCTIONS:1 period, French, with 2 Characteristics, Oneiric poems-> allegorical influence of de la rose and 2Metrical patterns-> cotosyllabic couplets and rhyme royal.(the book of the Douches).2period,Italian with 2 characteristics; plots taken from Boccaccio´s Works and stoic influence: specially severinus.(The Knight Tale).3period, English; abandonment of French and Italian Sources, concentration on national Tradition alone, tried something new to represent the social diversity of the Time, canterbury tales collection of tales ,originallity-> social diverse Pilgrims are allowed to speack.Frame narrator:-Articullates/ unifies this Diversity.-narratologically narrator.-lets second narrator speack.


Tema 2

TEMA 2.High middle ages(1001-1300) and late m.A(1300-1485).Ongoing Expansion of islamic faith.Anglo-Sxon england invaded by William ,duke of Normandy.They Took literal possessions.Anglosazon=>Norman->Feudalism.Feudalism:complez Social organisation based on functions and jiearchies. Functions: Oratores,bellatores,laboratores.Hierarchical: form superior to inferior According to essential degree.Defining features of the english medieval Period:-Resistance to monarcha´s feudal power.-Instability of political Power.-Pope´s authority also contested(Thomas becket´s murder in Canterbury)-Origin of some genuine institutions(oxford university, cambridge...)-Population Increase+developement of cities as centres of production and Commerce->emergence of a new social class-The english lenguage: not longer The official, related to second-rate but in mid.Late 14 gained prestige again.Poetics:1)Conflict of love for god or Virtuoius love7love for the lady or ilici love develops diferently in each Author.Dante: -conected to the allegorical presentation of love.-transform the Lady into a purified version of feminity.Petrarch:one of the first Himanist.-conflict unsolved.-lady too earthly.-gives her up in the end and Praises virgin mary.2)Courtly love is also: a set of conventions widely Observed in amatory poetry in late M.A. And renaissance.-connected with latin Lyricists.-associated with influential poets.3)From mid,late 14 english Literature:-saw a dramatic increase in prodution.-from anonimy to Individualism(writers signed their works, consideres themselves as port of Tradition,influed each other)Geoffrey Chaucer(1343-1400):genius of M.E literature,lived in An age of change and unrest, born in london into a middle-class family. Participed on the 100 year war and was a French prisioner, diplomant in France ,Holland and Italy. His major Contibutions were; consolidation and prestige of national literary tradition And of the english language , introduced new themes, genres, Metrical...PERIODIZATION OF HIS PRODUCTIONS:1 period, French, with 2 Characteristics, Oneiric poems-> allegorical influence of de la rose and 2Metrical patterns-> cotosyllabic couplets and rhyme royal.(the book of the Douches).2period,Italian with 2 characteristics; plots taken from Boccaccio´s Works and stoic influence: specially severinus.(The Knight Tale).3period, English; abandonment of French and Italian Sources, concentration on national Tradition alone, tried something new to represent the social diversity of the Time, canterbury tales collection of tales ,originallity-> social diverse Pilgrims are allowed to speack.Frame narrator:-Articullates/ unifies this Diversity.-narratologically narrator.-lets second narrator speack.

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