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The New Middle Ages

Chaucer's Pardoner and Gender Theory

Bodies of Discourse

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Chaucer s Pardoner and Gender Theory, the first book-length treatment of the character, examines the Pardoner in Chaucer s Canterbury Tales from the perspective of both medieval and twentieth-century theories of sex, gender, and erotic practice. Sturges argues for a discontinuous, fragmentary reading of this character and his tale that is genuinely both premodern and postmodern. Drawing on theorists ranging from St. Augustine and Alain de Lille to Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Sturges approaches the Pardoner as a representative of the construction of historical - and sexual - identities in a variety of historically specific discourses, and argues that medieval understandings of gender remain sedimented in postmodern discourse.

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Robert S. Sturges is Professor of English at the University of New Orleans.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 76,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chaucer's Pardoner and Gender Theory
Book Subtitle
Bodies of Discourse
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-61877-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-61877-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21366-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 232
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