Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist.

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  • Author(s): Johnson, Eleanor1
  • Source:
    Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies. Jan2019, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p7-31. 25p.
  • Document Type:
    Literary Criticism
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The article looks at Geoffrey Chaucer's working-through of tragedy in "Canterbury Tales: The Monk's Tale." It argues that this much-unloved Canterbury tale, rather than being a failure or misfire on Chaucer's part, actually constitutes a high-water mark of the bold and experimental literary theory that characterizes much of Chaucer's later career. It also discusses the work of Rowan Williams' work in "The Tragic Imagination," aiming to discover a trans historical theory of tragedy.
    • Author Affiliations:
      1Columbia University New York, New York
    • ISSN:
      1082-9636
    • Accession Number:
      10.1215/10829636-7279612
    • Accession Number:
      134172862
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      JOHNSON, E. Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist. Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, [s. l.], v. 49, n. 1, p. 7–31, 2019. DOI 10.1215/10829636-7279612. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=134172862. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Johnson E. Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist. Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies. 2019;49(1):7-31. doi:10.1215/10829636-7279612
    • APA:
      Johnson, E. (2019). Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist. Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, 49(1), 7–31. https://doi.org/10.1215/10829636-7279612
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Johnson, Eleanor. 2019. “Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist.” Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies 49 (1): 7–31. doi:10.1215/10829636-7279612.
    • Harvard:
      Johnson, E. (2019) ‘Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist’, Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, 49(1), pp. 7–31. doi: 10.1215/10829636-7279612.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Johnson, E 2019, ‘Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist’, Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 7–31, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Johnson, Eleanor. “Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist.” Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, vol. 49, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 7–31. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1215/10829636-7279612.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Johnson, Eleanor. “Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist.” Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies 49, no. 1 (January 2019): 7–31. doi:10.1215/10829636-7279612.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Johnson E. Tragic Nihilism in The Canterbury Tales: The Monk as Literary Theorist. Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies [Internet]. 2019 Jan [cited 2020 Oct 20];49(1):7–31. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=134172862