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The mythographic Chaucer : the fabulation of sexual politics

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work provides a many-sided look at the poems of Chaucer and the sexual politics of his day.

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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: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chance
ISBN: 0816622760 9780816622764 0816622779 9780816622771
OCLC Number: 30072371
Description: xxix, 378 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A chronology of major medieval mythographers. Introduction: "fables and swich wrecchednesse". Part 1. Mythography and female authority in the dream visions. "A wonder thing": the Descensus ad inferos of the female heroes Alcyone and Alceste --
"Geffrey" as Dido, Ganymede, "Marcia": mythographic and gender parody in the Hous of fame --
Venus contextualized: the mythographic authority of the body in The parlement of foules. Part 2. Mythographic cross-gendering in the Troilus. The narrator as mythographic glossator: the rape of Criseyde. Part 3. Subversive mythography: the speaker as feminized subject in the Canterbury tales. Zephirus, rape, and Saint Thomas á Becket: the political vernacular --
Feminizing Theseus in the Knight's tale: the victory of Pallas Athena over Mars --
Maister Alisoun's feminist self-mythography --
The Merchant's De nuptiis maii et januarii --
The Franklin's Derke fantasye: Squire Aurelius as Ekko, Lady Dorigen as Narcissus's image --
Conclusion: the artist Pygmalion, the subject Chaucer, and self-seduction.
Responsibility: Jane Chance.

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