The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer's Legend of Ariadne.

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  • Author(s): HARLAN-HAUGHEY, SARAH1
  • Source:
    Chaucer Review. 2017, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p341-360. 21p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Ariadne
      cyclicity
      history
      Legend of Good Women
      performance
      tragedy
    • Abstract:
      This article argues that Chaucer's tragic works explore the nightmare of the cyclical, and that an analysis of the Legend of Ariadne as a defining text at the center of Chaucer's writing career reveals his careful repetition of emotionally and philosophically charged images. The Legend of Ariadne provides a key to understanding Chaucer's conception of the Legend of Good Women as a series of echoing narratives, bound together by a series of curated repeating motifs. His condensed and crystallized deployment of classic Chaucerian themes such as the circle, the maze, and the echo gives us a sharp sense of Chaucer's tragic reading of history. To Chaucer, this doomed world is paradoxically always the same in its repetition, and constantly changing: generations die only to be replaced by others who will make the same mistakes. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Maine Orono, Maine
    • ISSN:
      0009-2002
    • Accession Number:
      10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341
    • Accession Number:
      124032048
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, S. The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne. Chaucer Review, [s. l.], v. 52, n. 3, p. 341–360, 2017. DOI 10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=124032048. Acesso em: 30 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY S. The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne. Chaucer Review. 2017;52(3):341-360. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341
    • APA:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, S. (2017). The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne. Chaucer Review, 52(3), 341–360. https://doi.org/10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, SARAH. 2017. “The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne.” Chaucer Review 52 (3): 341–60. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341.
    • Harvard:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, S. (2017) ‘The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne’, Chaucer Review, 52(3), pp. 341–360. doi: 10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, S 2017, ‘The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne’, Chaucer Review, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 341–360, viewed 30 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, SARAH. “The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne.” Chaucer Review, vol. 52, no. 3, July 2017, pp. 341–360. EBSCOhost, doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY, SARAH. “The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne.” Chaucer Review 52, no. 3 (July 2017): 341–60. doi:10.5325/chaucerrev.52.3.0341.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      HARLAN-HAUGHEY S. The Circle, the Maze, and the Echo: Sublunary Recurrence and Performance in Chaucer’s Legend of Ariadne. Chaucer Review [Internet]. 2017 Jul [cited 2020 Oct 30];52(3):341–60. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=124032048