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Chaucer's Feminine Subjects

Figures of Desire in The Canterbury Tales

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Chaucer's Feminine Subjects by J. Pitcher
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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 of gender, the logic of sacrifice as a cultural ideal, the structure of misogyny and domestic violence. This book maps out the ways in which Chaucer's rhetoric is not merely an element of style or an instrument of persuasion but the very matrix for the representation of de-centered subjectivity.

Author Biography

John A. Pitcher teaches medieval literature and music history at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, where he currently serves as Head of the Department of English.
Release date NZ
June 8th, 2012
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
XIV, 200 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
200
Dimensions
140x216x17
ISBN-13
9781403973221
Product ID
10383322

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