Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Boccaccio's FabliauxMedieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Katherine A. Brown

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049175

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049175.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 26 May 2022

Fabliaux Reversals and La Grue

Fabliaux Reversals and La Grue

(p.10) 1 Fabliaux Reversals and La Grue
Boccaccio's Fabliaux

Katherine A. Brown

University Press of Florida

The first chapter establishes three distinct types of reversal in the fabliaux: rhetorical; narrative (or sociogenic); and structural (called inversion). Examples of each type demonstrate that reversal is a characteristic of the genre and that it serves to open the fabliaux to interpretation. Le Fablel de la Grue is taken as a model text in that it incorporates all three types of reversal. An analysis of the fabliau shows that they can combine different genres, such as exempla and lais, through reversal. A study of the manuscript contexts of La Grue shows how the fabliau interacts with contemporary texts and how each manuscript has its own characteristics.

Keywords:   chiasmus, fabliau, La Grue, lais, manuscript study, Marie de France, reversal

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .