Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender

Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender

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qA startling and compelling revisionist analysis of Chaucerian texts. The view of Chaucer that emerges from this work is adamantly qnotq accommodated to most modern critical desires--desires to recuperate a fundamentally humanist Chaucer.q--Carolyn Dinshaw, author of qChaucer's Sexual Poeticsqundergoes a perverse version of wish fulfillmenta€” an experience she uses and revises when she tells her talea€” ... Janekyn really does attack her, that is, with antifeminist doctrine, this time of a learned and hence even more authoritative variety. ... The Wifea#39;s loss of hearing is caused, as we are told at the end of her Prologue, by one act that is not a speech act, her ... The Wife of Batha#39;s Tale has sometimes been seen as an antidote to the use of male authority and endless quotation inanbsp;...

Title:Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender
Author:Elaine Tuttle Hansen
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1992-01-01


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