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Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Susan Crane

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales By Susan Crane

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Susan Crane


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This fresh study of Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages shows that his depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, it proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance.

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Summary

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Susan Crane

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 argue that Chaucer's profound interest in the cultural construction of masculinity and femininity arises in large part from his experience of romance.

Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Reviews

Susan Crane is a meticulous scholar and a daring thinker-always a rare combination. This work is marked throughout by extraordinary expository clarity and a bold readiness to map uncharted areas. Its characteristic virtue is that, having situated itself by this kind of mapping, it then produces a plethora of remarkable insights about texts and their gender-based strategies.-Paul Strohm, Indiana University

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GOR010651545
9780691015279
0691015279
Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by Susan Crane
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Princeton University Press
19940605
248
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