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Chaucer and the Death of the Political Animal

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jameson S. Workman
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jameson S. Workman
    Pages 21-50
  4. Jameson S. Workman
    Pages 51-81
  5. Jameson S. Workman
    Pages 83-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-274

About this book


Drawing from classical myth, the history of philosophy, literature, film, music, and painting, Workman connects the artistic claims of Chaucer and tests them against similar gestures in the history of philosophy and literature. What results is a radical retake on Chaucer as a philosopher and poet, upending any preconceived views.


Chaucer English literature film history of literature history of philosophy philosophy poet poetry

About the authors

Jameson S. Workman is an Independent Scholar based in the USA.

Bibliographic information


“Chaucer and the Death of the Political Animal will be of interest to those who are employed in comparative approaches to literature as well as to scholars interested in Chaucer’s poetics and its relation to philosophical practice. It will also be a valuable book for those who wish to entertain new and imaginative ways of reading canonical poetry from the edge of scholarly tradition.” (Liam Lewis, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 38, 2016)