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An essential work for study and reference in the fields of medieval and feminist literature. Designed with the student reader in mind, this volume covers a diversity of key medieval texts and feminist approaches. A stunning collection.
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Feminist Readings in Middle English Literature

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Overview

An essential work for study and reference in the fields of medieval and feminist literature. Designed with the student reader in mind, this volume covers a diversity of key medieval texts and feminist approaches. A stunning collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203976791
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 8/25/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 928 KB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 The Wife of Bath and the painting of lions 22
Afterword 39
3 Engendering pity in the Franklin's Tale 54
4 Sexual economics, Chaucer's Wife of Bath and The Book of Margery Kempe 72
5 Mysticism and hysteria: the histories of Margery Kempe and Anna O. 88
6 Body politics: engendering medieval cycle drama 112
7 Lady Holy Church and Meed the Maid: re-envisioning female personifications in Piers Plowman 140
8 The Virgin's Tale 165
9 Reincarnations of Griselda: contexts for the Clerk's Tale? 195
10 'Taking the gold out of Egypt': the art of reading as a woman 221
List of further reading 246
Index 252
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