Did the 'lady in the lake' motif of Arthurian legends make it to Castilian via an Arabic chivalric tradition?
What are the eras of publishing history? Are they literary eras?
I like literary history as much as the next person. It’s just that mine is made up of human beings, not logs.
The narrative structure of literary history compels us into particular assumptions, in particular, with the assumption of an originary moment. Such concerns are to be found throughout traditional Chinese discourses on literature, as well as in their modern, literary historical heirs. For example, I've just finished teaching the section on Han, Wei, and Western Jin poetry in my literary hist
I am teaching a graduate course this quarter on premodern Chinese literary history that begins with the so-called "Confucian Classics" (10th to 6th centuries BC) and ends sometime around the early eleventh century AD, with the emergence of the genre of ci ("song-lyric").