Manners, Norms and Transgressions in the History of English

Literary and linguistic approaches

Editors
| University of Zurich
| University of Helsinki
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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.
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Table of Contents
Preface
viii
Manners, norms and transgressions: Introduction
Irma Taavitsainen and Andreas H. Jucker
2–23
Ipomedon and the elusive nature of blunders in the courtly literature of medieval England
Tatjana Silec-Plessis
26–49
Unrestrained acting and norms of behaviour: Excess and instruction in The Legend of Good Women
Laura Pereira Domínguez
52–74
Blunders and (un)intentional offence in Shakespeare
Urszula Kizelbach
76–99
The discourse of manners and politeness in Restoration and eighteenth-century drama
Andreas H. Jucker
102–120
“This Demon Anger”: Politeness, conversation and control in eighteenth-century conduct books for young women1
Erzsi Kukorelly
122–140
A medical debate of “heated pamphleteering” in the early eighteenth century
Irma Taavitsainen
142–163
Transgressions as a socialisation strategy in Samuel Richardson’s The Apprentice’s Vade Mecum (1734)
Polina Shvanyukova
166–182
Variations from letter-writing manuals: Humble petitions signed by women in Late Modern London
Nuria Calvo Cortés
184–212
Impoliteness in Blunderland: Carroll’s Alice books and the manners in which manners fail
Isabel Ermida
214–246
“Collect a thousand loyalty points and you get a free coffin”: Creative impoliteness in the TV comedy drama Doc Martin
Stephen John Buckledee
248–269
“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
272–293
Name index
295
Subject index
297
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

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