Curious Labor in the Miller's Tale.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In The Miller's Tale, John's reference to the fall of an astrologer raises questions concerning labor, speculation, and what counts as useful knowledge. Drawing on the history of speculative curiosity, Hans Blumenberg's concept of metaphorology, Antonio Gramsci's analysis of intellectuals, and others, this article examines how Chaucer repurposes a well-known anecdote to stage the confrontation between intellectual and manual labor. The Miller's Tale neither constrains curiosity nor validates anti-intellectualism towards those who speculate for a living: both the intellectual labor of academics and the supposed virtuous simplicity of those who labor with their hands are revealed as equally worthy of laughter. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of ELH is the property of Johns Hopkins University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • Full Text Word Count:
      12703
    • ISSN:
      0013-8304
    • Accession Number:
      10.1353/elh.2019.0000
    • Accession Number:
      135108679
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NEWHAUSER, R.; RABY, M. Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale. ELH, [s. l.], v. 86, n. 1, p. 1–25, 2019. DOI 10.1353/elh.2019.0000. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=135108679. Acesso em: 19 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Newhauser R, Raby M. Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale. ELH. 2019;86(1):1-25. doi:10.1353/elh.2019.0000
    • APA:
      Newhauser, R., & Raby, M. (2019). Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale. ELH, 86(1), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1353/elh.2019.0000
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Newhauser, Richard, and Michael Raby. 2019. “Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale.” ELH 86 (1): 1–25. doi:10.1353/elh.2019.0000.
    • Harvard:
      Newhauser, R. and Raby, M. (2019) ‘Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale’, ELH, 86(1), pp. 1–25. doi: 10.1353/elh.2019.0000.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Newhauser, R & Raby, M 2019, ‘Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale’, ELH, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 1–25, viewed 19 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Newhauser, Richard, and Michael Raby. “Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale.” ELH, vol. 86, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 1–25. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/elh.2019.0000.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Newhauser, Richard, and Michael Raby. “Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale.” ELH 86, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 1–25. doi:10.1353/elh.2019.0000.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Newhauser R, Raby M. Curious Labor in the Miller’s Tale. ELH [Internet]. 2019 Spring [cited 2020 Oct 19];86(1):1–25. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=135108679