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Parody in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur, Performance and Fictionality

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Parodies courtoises, parodies de la courtoisie
  • Author: Ivanova (Petya)
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  • Abstract: This essay argues, somewhat contrary to critical consensus, that Malory does use parody of a special kind and to a particular effect: while responding to the self-reflexivity of his French narrative sources, he turns the critical potential of parody to a larger interrogation of fiction itself. Malory’s surreptitious parodic gestures defamiliarize conventional forms and scripts of interaction, and point at the violent crisis of communication inherent in the parodic space.
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  • Pages: 431 to 442
  • 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.0431
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 06-22-2016
  • Language: English
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