Theses Doctoral

Capital, Value, and Exchange in the Old Occitan and Old French Tenson (Including the Partimen and the Jeu-Parti)

Matheis, Eric

This dissertation examines the genre of lyric debate poetry in Old Occitan and Old French known as the tenson. It evaluates the creation, performance, and diffusion of tensons from the perspective of capital--cultural, social, and economic capital. It views tensons as negotiations between poets for various types of capital. It also briefly uses game theory to analyze certain types of tensons as formal games.


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Academic Units
French and Romance Philology
Thesis Advisors
Lefèvre, Sylvie
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
December 6, 2013