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Strange Footing : Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages / Seeta Chaganti.

Author/Creator:
Chaganti, Seeta author.
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (304 pages) : 10 color plates, 25 halftones
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Literature and dance.
Poetry, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Local subjects:
dance. (search)
experience. (search)
formalism. (search)
interdisciplinary. (search)
media. (search)
medieval manuscripts. (search)
performance studies. (search)
poetic form. (search)
reenactment. (search)
virtuality. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist solely as meter, stanzas, or rhyme scheme. Rather, the form of a poem emerged as an experience, one generated when an audience immersed in a culture of dance encountered a poetic text. Exploring the complex relationship between medieval dance and medieval poetry, Strange Footing argues that the intersection of texts and dance produced an experience of poetic form based in disorientation, asymmetry, and even misstep. Medieval dance guided audiences to approach poetry not in terms of the body's regular marking of time and space, but rather in the irregular and surprising forces of virtual motion around, ahead of, and behind the dancing body. Reading medieval poems through artworks, paintings, and sculptures depicting dance, Seeta Chaganti illuminates texts that have long eluded our full understanding, inviting us to inhabit their strange footings askew of conventional space and time. Strange Footing deploys the motion of dance to change how we read medieval poetry, generating a new theory of poetic form for medieval studies and beyond.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Part One
1. "Vanysshed Was This Daunce": Reenactment, Experience, Virtuality
2. Bonaventure and a Strumpet: A Theory of Medieval Poetic Form
Part Two
3. "A Certain Slant of Light": Reenacting Danse macabre as Dance
4. "Dredful Fotyng": Reenacting Danse macabre's Poetic Form
Part Three
5. The Carole's Virtual Circles
6. Dance on the Surface, Dance in the Depths: Reenacting Form in the Middle English Carol
Conclusion: Dance in the Margins, Dance in the Center
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780226548180
OCLC:
1038716688
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226548180 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.