Patrick Moran

Associate Professor

Research Classification

Research Interests

Arts, Literature and Subjectivity
History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses
Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media
Arthurian Romance
Cognitive Poetics
Comparative Medieval Literature
Genre Theory
Interactive Fiction
Material Philology
Medieval French Literature
Medieval Narrative Literature
Narrative Theory
Old French
Reader-Response Theory
Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Medieval French literature, primarily (but not limited to) narrative literature of the 12th and 13th centuries.

Medievalism in contemporary literature.

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L'esthetique du raisonnement de Lancelot (The Aesthetics of Lancelot's Reasoning) (2022)

Dans Le Chevalier de la Charrette de Chrétien de Troyes et La Mort Artu anonyme, l’analyse du raisonnement de Lancelot à travers son discours a prouvé qu’il y a une cohérence dans la manière dont il est esquissé et, de surcroît, une progression cohérente dans le développement de son intellection. De l’analyse du monologue dans Le Chevalier de la Charrette, au dialogue dans ce même livre et La Mort Artu, le raisonnement de Lancelot ne sort pas de l’orbite de la claritas et tourne autour de la forme cyclique ; il devient de plus en plus synthétique et englobant à cause de la complication accumulée à travers les événements. Ce caractère synthétique se développe jusqu’à pouvoir bouleverser l’univers du raisonnement d’Arthur et devenir comparable au raisonnement exemplaire du chef du royaume.

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