Rape And Ravishment In The Literature Of Medieval England

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780859916103
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Rape And Ravishment In The Literature Of Medieval England from the Author: Corinne J. Saunders. An exploration of the development of Middle English portrayals of rape and ravishment in the context of shifting legal, theological and medical attitudes.

A Concise Companion To Chaucer

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154624
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A Concise Companion To Chaucer from the Author: Corinne Saunders. This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales. Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectual contexts for each major work. Also covers important general topics, including: medieval literary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality; and reading Chaucer aloud. Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongside one of Chaucer’s major works.

A Companion To Medieval Poetry

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444319101
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A Companion To Medieval Poetry from the Author: Corinne Saunders. A Companion to Medieval Poetry presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the 15th century. Organised into three parts to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions between the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Post-Chaucerian periods, each section is introduced with contextual essays, providing a valuable introduction to the society and culture of the time Combines a general discussion of genres of medieval poetry, with specific consideration of texts and authors, including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer, Gower and Langland Features original essays by eminent scholars, including Andy Orchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas Gray, and Barry Windeatt, who present a range of theoretical, historical, and cultural approaches to reading medieval poetry, as well as offering close analysis of individual texts and traditions

Representing Rape In Medieval And Early Modern Literature

Author: C. Rose
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137104481
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Representing Rape In Medieval And Early Modern Literature from the Author: C. Rose. In thirteen studies of representations of rape in Medieval and Early Modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this volume argues that some form of sexual violence against women serves as a foundation of Western culture. The volume has two purposes: first, to explore the resistance these pervasive representations generate and have generated for readers - especially for the female reader- and second, to explore what these representations tell us about social formations governing the relationships between men and women. More particularly, Rose and Robertson are interested in how representations of rape manifest a given culture's understanding of the female subject in society.

A Companion To Romance

Author: Corinne Saunders
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999160
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A Companion To Romance from the Author: Corinne Saunders. Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance’s special relation to women readers Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples

Violence Against Women In Medieval Texts

Author: Anna KĹ‚osowska
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813015668
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Violence Against Women In Medieval Texts from the Author: Anna Kłosowska. "A valuable collection that makes an important contribution to a topic very current in medieval feminist scholarship. . . . The articles successfully combine close readings with critical sophistication."--Nancy A. Jones, College of the Holy Cross and Brandeis University "Will appeal to the growing number of medievalists in English, history, French, and Spanish who are interested in the study of women in the Middle Ages."--Elizabeth Robertson, University of Colorado This volume brings together specialists from different areas of medieval literary study to focus on the role of habits of thought in shaping attitudes toward women during the Middle Ages. The collection is unusual in the breadth of its coverage and diversity of its critical approaches. The essays range from Old English literature to the Spanish Inquisition and encompass such genres as romance, chronicles, hagiography, and legal documents. In its use of well-known authors (Chaucer and Christine de Pizan) and lesser-known writers, this collection provides a rich and useful survey for researchers in women's studies and medieval literature. Introduction: Violence against Women and the Habits of Thought, by Anna Roberts The Violence of Exegesis: Reading the Bodies of lfric's Female Saints, by Shari Horner Women, Power, and Violence in Orderic Vitalis's Historia Ecclesiastica, by Jean Blacker The Mont St. Michel Giant: Sexual Violence and Imperialism in the Chronicles of Wace and Laamon, by Laurie Finke and Martin Shichtman Consuming Passions: Variations on the Eaten Heart Theme, by Madeleine Jeay The Rhetoric of Incest in the Middle English Emaré, by Anne Laskaya "Quiting" Eve: Violence against Women in the Canterbury Tales, by Angela Weisl Rivalry, Rape, and Manhood: Gower and Chaucer, by Carolyn Dinshaw Gender Subversion and Linguistic Castration in Fifteenth-Century English Translations of Christine de Pizan, by Jane Chance Domesticating the Spanish Inquisition, by Deborah Ellis Violence, Silence, and the Memory of Witches, by Jody Enders Anna Roberts, assistant professor of French at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, has written several book chapters and published articles in Romance Languages Annual.

Writing War

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9780859918435
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Writing War from the Author: Corinne J. Saunders. Essays consider the variety of responses to warfare and combat in medieval literature.

Stolen Women In Medieval England

Author: Caroline Dunn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107017009
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Stolen Women In Medieval England from the Author: Caroline Dunn. The first comprehensive exploration of women's multifaceted experiences of forced and consensual ravishment in medieval England.

Magic And The Supernatural In Medieval English Romance

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1843842211
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Magic And The Supernatural In Medieval English Romance from the Author: Corinne J. Saunders. The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.

Knighthood In The Morte Darthur

Author: Beverly Kennedy
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0859913546
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Knighthood In The Morte Darthur from the Author: Beverly Kennedy. New analysis of knighthood in the Morte Darthurbrings us closer to an understanding of Malory's text.