Series: Princeton Legacy Library (Book 4446)
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press (April 19, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances participate in the late medieval elaboration of new meanings around heterosexual identity. Crane d...