Item description for Joan of Arc and Sacrificial Authorship by Ann Astell...
A host of modern authors have portrayed Joan of Arc as a heroine. Identifying with the medieval saint and martyr as a figure of the artist, they tell her story as a way of commenting on their own situation in a world where the power of art has decreased. Blending the theoretical insights of Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Rene Girard, Ann W. Astell persuasively argues that many modern authors have seen their own artistic vocation in the visions and voices that inspired Joan.
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Studio: University of Notre Dame Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 6.44" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2003
Publisher University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN 0268032599 ISBN13 9780268032593
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann Astell
Ann W. Astell is Professor of English at Purdue University. Bonnie Wheeler directs the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.