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“Faisons du con le lai novel”
Parody, Transtextuality and the Breton lai

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Parodies courtoises, parodies de la courtoisie
  • Author: Dearnley (Elizabeth)
  • Abstract: This essay explores how the playful Lai du Lecheor works as a parody, using Gerard Genette’s theory of transtextuality to sharpen the understanding of the poem as an active transformation of the lai genre. Genette’s theory provides a helpful framework for thinking about Lecheor’s jaunty overturning of generic expectations and its creation of a lai novel. However, his model may need to be adapted further for use when considering a text’s parodic function within a dynamic manuscript context.
  • Pages: 235 to 248
  • Last edition: 2016
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 155
  • Subcollection: Medieval civilization, n° 19

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-6061-6
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-6063-0.p.0235
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 06-22-2016
  • Language: English
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