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Chaucer's feminine subjects : figures of desire in the Canterbury tales

Author: John A Pitcher
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study shows how contemporary theory can serve to clarify structures of identity and economies of desire in medieval texts. Bringing the resources of psychoanalytic and poststructuralist theory to bear on Chaucer's tales about women, this book addresses those registers of the Canterbury project that remain major concerns for recent feminist theory: the specificity of feminine desire, the cultural articulation
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Pitcher
ISBN: 9781403973221 1403973229
OCLC Number: 770694069
Description: xiv, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chaucer's feminine subjects : feminism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis --
Figures of desire in The Wife of Bath's Prologue and tale --
The rhetoric of desire in The Franklin's tale --
The martyr's purpose: The rhetoric of disavowal in The Clerk's tale --
Chaucer's Wolf : exemplary violence in The Physician's tale.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: John A. Pitcher.
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