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Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales( )
Author: Crane, Susan
Series title:Princeton Legacy Library
ISBN:978-0-691-60614-9
Publication Date:May 1994
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $75.00
Book Description:

In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances participate in the late medieval elaboration of new meanings around heterosexual identity. Crane draws on feminist and genre theory to...
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Book Details
Pages:242
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Medieval
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.6 x 23.8 x 1.352 cm
Book Weight:0.38 Kilograms



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