Friday, December 10, 2010
George Edmondson, The Neighboring Text: Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson
Just submitted my blurb for this book, forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press. I've read it twice already and it hasn't yet been published ... take my word for it, though, you'll want a copy. Here's what you'll find from yours truly on the back cover.
"George Edmondson has authored a major intervention into medieval cultural studies. A brilliant work of criticism, The Neighboring Text reconfigures how to think about textual relations, opening a space where meanings unfold through contiguity rather than filiation of influence. The book deploys a historically sensitive psychoanalytic mode of analysis that foregrounds the place of the ethical within literary analysis. The Neighboring Text is as beautifully written as it is persuasive."