• Medieval Criticism: Poetics, Aesthetics, and Hermeneutics

    Author(s):
    José Angel García Landa (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Narrative theory and Narratology
    Subject(s):
    Medieval philosophy, Literary theory, Hermeneutics, History of aesthetics, Medieval literature, Aesthetics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Interpretation, Medieval criticism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67D2Q68F
    Abstract:
    This paper offers an overview of the main figures and subjects in medieval criticism in the Western tradition, covering both secular poetics and those topics in theological reflection and Biblical commentary which have some relevance for literary theory. The first section deals with medieval poetics, discussing literature theory with reference to the trivium and the quadrivium, with a special focus on the poetics of Geoffrey de Vinsauf. This is followed by a short section on aesthetics and a more detailed treatment of medieval hermeneutics. The main figures and topics in this section include Augustine, pseudo-Dionysius, Aquinas, Dante, and Boccaccio, with a discussion of the theological dimension of literature, of symbolism, allegory, and of the modes of hermeneutical interpretation.
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    Written 1991.
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