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Medieval Romance and the Construction of Heterosexuality

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This book interrogates our ideas about heterosexuality through examination of medieval romance narratives. Familiar configurations of romantic fiction such as male desire overwhelming feminine reluctance and the aloof masculine hero undone by love derive from this period. This book tests current theories of language and desire through stylistic analysis, examining transitivity choices and speech acts in sexual encounters and conversations in medieval romances. In the context of current preoccupations with gender and sexuality, and consent in rape cases, this study is of interest to scholars investigating language and sexuality as well as those researching and teaching medieval literature and culture.

"This study makes a significant and needed contribution to Chaucer studies. It provides an attractive application of close linguistic analysis to discuss central medieval texts including Chaucer, in the context of current interests in gender and sexuality. Filled with precise and measurable observations - sometimes counter-intuitive- it lays down a marker for less textually observant theoretical approaches. It is written with verve and style, engages with issues of topical interest and encourages a sharp, intellectual approach to the text - not only of Chaucer, but of often neglected medieval romances." - Rosalind Field, Royal Holloway University of London



Auteur
LOUISE M. SYLVESTER is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.

Résumé
In the context of current preoccupations with gender and sexuality, and consent in rape cases, this study is of interest to scholars investigating language and sexuality as well as those researching and teaching medieval literature and culture.

Contenu
Constructing the Heterosexual Contract Romance and Rape The Sadistic Hero Dynamics of Consensual Heterosex Romance Debased

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Medieval Romance and the Construction of Heterosexuality
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781349371112
ISBN: 1349371114
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan US
nombre de pages: 216
Poids: 279g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T11mm
Année: 2015
Auflage: 1st ed. 2008

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