Manners, Norms and Transgressions in the History of English

Literary and linguistic approaches

| University of Zurich
| University of Helsinki
ISBN 9789027207463 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027260826 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume traces the multifaceted concept of manners in the history of English from the late medieval through the early and late modern periods right up to the present day. It focuses in particular on transgressions of manners and norms of behaviour as an analytical tool to shed light on the discourse of polite conduct and styles of writing. The papers collected in this volume adopt both literary and linguistic perspectives. The fictional sources range from medieval romances and Shakespearean plays to eighteenth-century drama, Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and present-day television comedy drama. The non-fictional data includes conduct books, medical debates and petitions written by lower class women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The contributions focus in particular on the following questions: What are the social and political ideologies behind rules of etiquette and norms of interaction, and what can we learn from blunders and other transgressions?
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 312]  2020.  viii, 298 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Manners, norms and transgressions: Introduction
Irma Taavitsainen and Andreas H. Jucker
Ipomedon and the elusive nature of blunders in the courtly literature of medieval England
Tatjana Silec-Plessis
Unrestrained acting and norms of behaviour: Excess and instruction in The Legend of Good Women
Laura Pereira Domínguez
Blunders and (un)intentional offence in Shakespeare
Urszula Kizelbach
The discourse of manners and politeness in Restoration and eighteenth-century drama
Andreas H. Jucker
“This Demon Anger” Politeness, conversation and control in eighteenth-century conduct books for young women1
Erzsi Kukorelly
A medical debate of “heated pamphleteering” in the early eighteenth century
Irma Taavitsainen
Transgressions as a socialisation strategy in Samuel Richardson’s The Apprentice’s Vade Mecum (1734)
Polina Shvanyukova
Variations from letter-writing manuals: Humble petitions signed by women in Late Modern London
Nuria Calvo Cortés
Impoliteness in Blunderland: Carroll’s Alice books and the manners in which manners fail
Isabel Ermida
“Collect a thousand loyalty points and you get a free coffin” Creative impoliteness in the TV comedy drama Doc Martin
Stephen Buckledee
“Meaning you have been known to act rashly” How Molly Weasley negotiates her identity as a moral authority in conflicts in the Harry Potter series
Jana Pelclová
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata

Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020020138 | Marc record