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The New Middle Ages

Chaucer’s Visions of Manhood

Authors: Crocker, H.

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This book argues that Chaucer challenges his culture's mounting obsession with vision, constructing a model of 'manhed' that blurs the distinction between agency and passivity in a traditional gender binary.

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HOLLY CROCKER is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, USA.

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'This is a stellar addition to the growing galaxy of books and articles on Chaucer's construction of gender. Crocker takes a fresh look at visibility and invisibility, agency and identity, transgression and performance in The Book of the Duchess and several of the narratives in the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer's Visions of Manhood is balanced, original, sophisticated, and firmly grounded both in medieval ocular theory and in the psychoanalytic and historicist theories of modern scholars. Appropriately for a book on vision and visibility, it gives us fresh insights on every page, and it leaves us, finally, with a sensible view of Chaucer-the pilgrim, the poet, and the man.' - Peter G. Beidler, Lehigh University; Editor of Masculinities in Chaucer

'Not since Carolyn Dinshaw's Chaucer's Sexual Poetics has a single study revolutionized our understanding of Chaucer's construction of gender, but Chaucer's Visions of Manhood more than matches this lofty goal. Reading the privileged cultural invisibility accorded to masculinity within Chaucer's fictions, Crocker exposes the ideological inventions and subterfuges necessary to maintain gender as a regulatory system almost impervious to dissolution yet simultaneously needing endless cultural support.' - Tison Pugh, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

'Crocker's subtle and learned illumination of the dialectics of [in]visibility that undergirds gender formation in Chaucer's poetry moves critical discussion of gender in late medieval poetry to another level. Rather than presenting a predictable analysis of Chaucer's male characters, she traces Chaucer's challenge to masculinity's [in]visible privilege in order to reveal the multiple possibilities for both male and female agency afforded by Chaucer's work. This is a book that everyone interested in historicizing theories of the gaze must read.' - Elizabeth Robertson, University of Colorado at Boulder


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chaucer’s Visions of Manhood
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Holly A. Crocker
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60492-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230604926
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7571-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53637-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 250
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