Introduction: Reframing the Frame Narrative

  • Amanda J. Gerber
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


“Reframing the Frame Narrative” defines the frame narrative tradition as it appeared in the late Middle Ages. Challenging modern criticism’s tendency to label works such as Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium encyclopedias, this chapter recovers an overlooked medieval genre. Although derived from a term that did not appear until the nineteenth century, frame narrative analysis reveals a formerly obscured reticulation of interconnected narratives and political frameworks.


Rhetorical Structure Interpretive Frame Frame Narrative Canterbury Tale Interpretive Context 
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© Amanda J. Gerber 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda J. Gerber
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  1. 1.Eastern New Mexico UniversityUSA

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