Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux

  • Holly A. Crocker

Part of the Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures book series (SACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: The Provocative Body of the Fabliaux

  3. Imaginative Generation

  4. Anxious Circulations

  5. Mobile Formations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-204

About this book


This collection explores how Old French fabliaux disrupt literal and figurative bodies. Essays cover theoretical issues including fragmentation and multiplication, social anxiety and excessive circulation, performative productions and creative formations, to trace the competing consequences that arise from this literary body's unsettling capacity.


Albert Bloch anxiety body Caspar David Friedrich Chaucer corpus fragment French Geoffrey Chaucer god humour mobility structure translation violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Holly A. Crocker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South CarolinaUSA

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