Englisches Seminar

Prof. Dr. Jörg O. Fichte

Prof. Dr. Joerg O. Fichte

Englisches Seminar
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 50
72074 Tübingen
Germany

or

Eugenstr. 26
72119 Ammerbuch
Germany

Phone: 07073-6154

E-Mail: joerg.fichtespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Areas of Research: Chaucer, Arthurian literature, medieval and Tudor drama, medieval literary theory, Tudor religious literature, Medievalism, and 19th- and 20th-century English and American Arthurian literature.

Bibliography

Books:

Expository Voices in Medieval Drama. Essays on the Mode and Function of Dramatic Exposition. Nürnberg: Carl, 1975. (Erlanger Beiträge zur Sprach- und Kunstwissenschaft 53).

Chaucer's ‘Art Poetical’. A Study in Chaucerian Poetics. Tübingen: Narr, 1980. (Studies and Texts in English 1).

together with Fritz Kemmler, Alt- und Mittelenglische Literatur. Eine Einführung. 3rd ed. Tübingen: Narr, 2005.

From Camelot to Obamalot: Essays on Medieval and Modern Arthurian Literature. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2010.

Books edited or co-edited:

Zusammenhänge, Einflüsse, Wirkungen. Kongressakten zum ersten Symposium des Mediävistenverbandes in Tübingen 1984. Eds. Joerg O. Fichte, Karl Heinz Göller and Bernhard Schimmelpfennig. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter, 1986.

Chaucer's Frame Tales. The Physical and the Metaphysical. Ed. Joerg O. Fichte. Tübingen: Narr; Cambridge: Brewer, 1987.

Semiotik, Rhetorik und Soziologie des Lachens. Eds. Lothar Fietz, Joerg O. Fichte, Hans-Werner Ludwig.Tübingen: Niemeyer,1996.

Das Mittelalter 1,1 (1996): Providentia - Fatum - Fortuna. Ed. Joerg O. Fichte.

Millennial Thought in America: Historical and Intellectual Contexts, 1630-1860. Eds. Bernd Engler, Joerg O. Fichte, Oliver Scheiding. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002.

Text editions:

Geoffrey Chaucer. Die Canterbury-Erzählungen. Mittelenglisch und Deutsch. 3 Vols. Translated by Fritz Kemmler; Commentary by Jörg O. Fichte. Munich: Goldmann, 1989, 2nd ed. 2000.

Mittelenglische Artusromanzen: Sir Percyvell of Gales, The Awntyrs off Arthure, The Weddynge of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell. Relectiones 1. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel Verlag, 2014.

Contributions to handbooks, encyclopedias, etc.:

Art. ‘Exposition.’ Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Ed. Gert Ueding. Vol. 3. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1996. Cols. 156-160.

Art. “The Shaping of European Historiography: Beda, ‘Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum’ (c. 731) and Geoffrey of Monmouth, ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’ (c. 1136).” Medienwissenschaft. Ed. Joachim-Felix Leonhard, Hans-Werner Ludwig, Dietrich Schwarze

and Erich Straßner. Vol. 1. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1999. Cols. 636-649.

Art. “New Historicism.” Reallexikon der deutschen Literaturwissenschaft. Ed. Harald Fricke. Vol. 2. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2000. Pp. 712-714.

“Further reading: a guide to Chaucer studies” in The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer. Ed. Piero Boitani and Jill Mann. Cambridge: CUP, 2003. Pp. 290-306.

Art.“Adattamenti delle leggende di Artú e Tristano” in Lo Spazio Letterario del Medioevo, 2. Il Medioevo Volgare, Vol IV L´Attualizzazione del Testo Ed. Piero Boitani, Mario Mancini, Alberto Vàvaro. Roma: Salerno Editrice, 2004. Pp. 91-124.

Articles:

The Clerk's Tale: An Obituary to Gentilesse.” In Geardagum 5 (1973), 9-16.

The Book of the Duchess - A Consolation?” Studia Neophilologica 45 (1973), 53-67.

“Man’s Free Will and the Poet’s Choice: The Creation of Artistic Order in Chaucer's Knight’s Tale.” Anglia 93 (1975), 335-60.

“The Visitatio Sepulchri as Actualization of Dramatic Impulses in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries.” NM 77 (1976), 211-26.

Der Einfluss der Kirche auf die mittelalterliche Literaturästhetik. Beobachtungen zur Situation des Dichters im Mittelalter.” Studia Neophilologica 48 (1976), 3-20.

“The End of an Age Reflected in Its Poetry: Problems of Poetic Closure in 14th Century English Literature.” Poetica 8 (1977), 6-22.

“The Artistic Possibilities and Limitations of Personification Allegory in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Drama.” Tübingen Studies in Literature and Language. Ed. Gregory K. Jember. Denver: Society for New Language Study, 1980. Pp. 90-105.

“The Figure of Sir Gawain.” The Alliterative Morte Arthure. A Reassessment of the Poem. Ed. Karl Heinz Göller. Cambridge: Brewer, 1981. Pp. 106-16; 174-76.

“The Middle English Arthurian Verse Romance: Suggestions for the Development of a Literary Typology.” DVLG 55 (1981), 567-90.

“The Middle English Arthurian Romance. The Popular Tradition in the Fourteenth Century.” Literature in Fourteenth-Century England. The J.A.W. Bennett Memorial Lectures. Perugia, 1981-1982. Eds. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Tübingen: Narr; Cambridge: Brewer, 1983. Pp. 137-53.

“Incident - History - Exemplum - Novella: The Transformation of History in Chaucer's Physician's Tale.” Florilegium 5 (1983), 189-207.

Geschichte wird Geschichte: Überlegungen zum Realitätsbezug der homiletischen Artusromanze.” Spätmittelalterliche Artusliteratur. Ed. Karl Heinz Göller. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1984. Pp. 69-84.

Die englischsprachige Artusromanze im 15. Jahrhundert: Kritik, Groteske, Burleske. Artusrittertum im späten Mittelalter.” Ed. Friedrich Wolfzettel. Gießen: Schmitz, 1984. Pp. 47-59.

“The Presentation of Sin as Verbal Action in the Moral Interludes.” Anglia 103 (1985), 26-47.

Womanly Noblesse and To Rosemounde: Point and Counterpoint of Chaucerian Love Lyrics.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Proceedings 1 (1984): Reconstructing Chaucer. Eds. Paul Strohm and Thomas J. Heffernan. Knoxville, Tenn.: New Chaucer Society, 1985. Pp. 181-94.

Altenglische Mystik: Sackgasse der neohistorischen Literaturkritik.” Mittelalterbilder aus neuer Perspektive. Würzburger Kolloquium 1984. Eds. E. Ruhe and R. Behrens. München: Fink, 1986. Pp. 392-403.

Der Ackermann aus Böhmen: ‘Experience’ Becomes Art - A Poetic Response to Death.” Intellectuals and Writers in Fourteenth-Century Europe: The J.A.W. Bennett Memorial Lectures, Perugia, 1984. Eds. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Tübingen: Narr, 1986. Pp. 178-90.

“Vom Shyvalere de Charyot zum Knight That Rode in the Charyot: Überlegungen zu Malorys Adaption des ‘Prosa-Lancelot’. ” Wolfram-Studien 9 (1986), 267-83.

“Chaucer's Shipman's Tale Within the Context of the French Fabliaux Tradition.” IChaucer's Frame Tales. The Physical and the Metaphysical. Ed. Joerg O. Fichte. Tübingen: Narr, 1987; Cambridge: Brewer, 1987. Pp. 51-66.

“Hearing and Reading the Canterbury Tales.” Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im englischen Mittelalter. Ed. Willi Erzgräber and Sabine Volk. Tübingen: Narr, 1988. Pp. 121-32.

“The Treatment of Love and Sex in Selected Specimens of Medieval Visionary Literature.” In Geardagum 9 (1988), 1-21.

The Awntyrs off Arthure: An Unconscious Change of the Paradigm of Adventure.” The Living Middle Ages. Studies in Mediaeval English Literature and Its Tradition. A Festschrift for Karl Heinz Göller. Ed. Uwe Böker, Manfred Markus and Rainer Schöwerling. Stuttgart: Belser, 1989. Pp. 129-36.

“Chaucer's Work in German Literary Scholarship to 1914.” Poetica 29/30 (1989), 93-101.

Arthurische und nicht-arthurische Texte im Gespräch, dargestellt am Beispiel der mittelenglischen Romanze Sir Perceval of Galles. Artusroman und Intertextualität. Ed. Friedrich Wolfzettel. Giessen: Schmitz, 1990. Pp. 19-34.

“‘Quha wait gif all that Chauceir wrait was trew’ - Auctor and auctoritas in 15th Century English Literature.” Traditionswandel und Traditionsverhalten. Eds. Walter Haug and Burghart Wachinger. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1991. Pp. 61-76.

“Grappling with Arthur or Is There an English Verse Romance?” Poetics: Theory and Practice in Medieval English Literature. Eds. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Cambridge: Brewer, 1991. Pp. 149-63.

“New Wine in Old Bottles: The Protestant Adaptation of the Morality Play.” Anglia 110 (1992), 65-84.

“The Passion Plays in Ludus Coventriae and the Continental Passion Plays.” Chaucer to Shakespeare. Essays in Honour of Shinsuke Ando. Eds. Toshiyuki Takamiya and Richard Beadle. Cambridge: Brewer, 1992. Pp. 111-20.

“Historia and Fabula. Arthurian Traditions and Audience Expectations in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.Festschrift Walter Haug und Burghart Wachinger. Eds. Johannes Janota et al. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1992. Pp. 589-602.

Die Eustachiuslegende, ‘Sir Isumbras’ und ‘Sappho Duke of Mantua’. Kleinere Erzählformen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts. Eds. Walter Haug und Burghart Wachinger. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1993. Pp. 130-50.

“‘Fakt’ und Fiktion in der Artusgeschichte des 12. Jahrhunderts.” Fiktionalität im Artusroman. Eds. Volker Mertens and Friedrich Wolfzettel. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1993. Pp. 45-62.

“Images of Arthurian Literature Reflected in Chaucer's Poetry.” Archiv 230 (1993), 52-61.

Die Darstellung von Jesus Christus im Passionsgeschehen der englischen Fronleichnamszyklen und der spätmittelalterlichen deutschen Passionsspiele.” Die Passion Christi in Literatur und Kunst des Spätmittelalters. Eds. Walter Haug and Burghart Wachinger. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1993. Pp. 277-96.

Von der Historie zur Tragödie: Macht und Ohnmacht des Schicksals über Troilus und Cressida. ” Fortuna. Eds. Walter Haug and Burghart Wachinger. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1995. Pp. 192-215.

Lachen und komplexe narrative Strukturen in der mittelenglischen höfischen Romanze. Semiotik, Rhetorik und Soziologie des Lachens.” Eds. Lothar Fietz, Joerg O. Fichte, Hans-Werner Ludwig. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1996. Pp. 97-116.

“Providentia - Fatum - Fortuna.” Das Mittelalter 1 (1996), 5-20.

“The End of Utopia - The Treatment of Arthur and His Court in Contemporary German Drama.” Mediaevalitas: Reading the Middle Ages. Eds. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Cambridge: Brewer, 1996. Pp. 153-69.

Konkurrierende und kontrastierende Zeitmuster in Chaucers Canterbury Tales.Zeitkonzeptionen - Zeiterfahrung - Zeitmessung. Ed. Trude Ehlert. Paderborn: Schöningh, 1997. Pp. 223-41.

Der Kreuzzugsgedanke in Caxtons Verlagsprogramm: Ideologie und Absatzstrategie.” Hochmittelalterliches Geschichtsbewußtsein im Spiegel nichthistoriographischer Quellen. Ed. Hans-Werner Goetz. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1998. Pp. 377-88.

“The Estate Moralities as a Mirror of Tudor Concepts of Kingship.” Archiv 235 (1998),

267-84.

“Caxton’s Concept of ‘Historical Romance’ within the Context of the Crusades: conviction, rhetoric and sales strategy.” Tradition and Transformation in Medieval Romance. Ed. Rosalind Field. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1999. Pp. 101-113.

“Foxe’s Acts and Monuments: The Spirit´s Triumph over the Flesh.” The Body and the Soul in Medieval Literature. Ed. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1999. Pp. 167-79.

“Telling the End: Arthur’s Death.” Erzählstrukturen der Artusliteratur:Forschungsgeschichte und neue Ansätze. Ed. Friedrich Wolfzettel. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1999. Pp. 275-90.

“Topische Argumentationsmuster in Chaucers Book of the Duchess.” Topik und Rhetorik. Ein interdisziplinäres Symposium. Ed. Thomas Schirren and Gert Ueding. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2000. Pp. 199-208.

“Topical Argument in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess. Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic. In Honor of Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. Ed. Loren C. Gruber, Meredith Crellin Gruber and Gregory K. Jember. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000. Pp. 387-408.

“Galfred, Wace, Layamon. Die Geschichte Englands in drei Sprachen und drei Kulturen.” Wolfram-Studien 16 (2000), 84-101.

“Medieval Lyrics in Twentieth-Century Anthologies: Defining the Canon.” Anthologies of British Poetry: Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. Barabara Korte, Ralf Schneider and Stephanie Lethbridge. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi, 2000. Pp. 251-64.

“‘For coueitise after cros; þe croune stant in golde’ -: Money as Matter and Metaphor in Piers Plowman.” Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Ed. Curtis Perry. Turnhout: Brepols, 2001. Pp. 59-74.

“Transformations of Millennial Thought in America, 1630-1860.” Millennial Thought in America: Historical and Intellectual Contexts, 1630-1860. Ed. Bernd Engler, Joerg O. Fichte, Oliver Scheiding. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002. Pp.10-14; 31-33.

“The Negotiation of Power in John Cotton’s Commentaries on Revelation.” Millennial Thought in America: Historical and Intellectual Contexts, 1630-1860. Ed. Bernd Engler, Joerg O. Fichte, Oliver Scheiding. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002. Pp. 39-59.

Das Wundersame und seine Funktionalisierung in den mittelenglischen Gawainromanzen.” Das Wunderbare in der arthurischen Literatur: Probleme und Perspektiven. Ed. Friedrich Wolfzettel. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2003. Pp. 341-61.

“‘If You Achieve Perfection, You Die’: The Treatment of Galahad in Modern Arthurian Literature.” Of Remembraunce the Keye: Medieval Literature and its Impact through the Ages. Festschrift for Karl Heinz Göller on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday. Ed. Uwe Böker in collaboration with Dieter A. Berger and Noel Kaylor, Jr. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2004. Pp.215-32.

“Rome and Its Anti-pole in the Man of Law’s and the Second Nun’s Tale: Cristendom and Hethenesse. Anglia 122 (2004), 225-49.

“Crime Fiction Set in the Middle Ages: Historical Novel and Detective Story.” ZAA 53 (2005), 53-70.

Wunden, Blut und Blutsbande in Malorys Morte Darthur.Körperkonzepte im arthurischen Roman. Ed. Friedrich Wolfzettel. Tübingen: Niemeyer. 2007. Pp. 57-74.

“Epos, Empire, Gentleman: König Artus in Tennysons Idylls of the King.Kulturelle Leitfiguren - Figurationen und Refigurationen. Eds. Bernd Engler and Isabell Klaiber. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 2007. Pp. 165-83.

Die Sexualisierung und Feminisierung des Grals im zeitgenössischen amerikanischen Roman.” Tübinger mediävistische Beiträge zum 80. Geburtstag von Walter Haug. Eds. Gisela Vollmann-Profe, Cora Dietl, Annette Gerok-Reiter, Christoph Huber und Paul Sappler. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2007. Pp. 379-96.

“The Appearance of the Commonwealth and the People in Tudor Drama.” Drama and Cultural Change: Turning Around Shakespeare. Eds. Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2009. Pp. 5-22.

State super vias, et videte, et interrogate de viis antiquis que sit bona et ambulate in ea.” Connotations 18.1-3 (2008/2009), 6-27.

Das Andere (Hexen, Heiden, Riesen) in ‚Sir Perceval of Gales’. Anmerkungen zu einer mittelenglischen Version des Parzival-Stoffes.“ Wolfram-Studien 23 (2014), 71-89.

Book reviews:

Some fifty reviews in the following journals: Anglia, Archiv, JEGP, SAC, ZAA, and Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und Literatur.