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Title Feminist readings in Middle English literature : the Wife of Bath and all her sect / edited by Ruth Evans and Lesley Johnson
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1994

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Description viii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction / Ruth Evans and Lesley Johnson -- 2. The Wife of Bath and the painting of lions -- Afterword / Mary Carruthers -- 3. Engendering pity in the Franklin's Tale / Felicity Riddy -- 4. Sexual economics, Chaucer's Wife of Bath and The Book of Margery Kempe / Sheila Delany -- 5. Mysticism and hysteria: the histories of Margery Kempe and Anna O. / Julia Long -- 6. Body politics: engendering medieval cycle drama / Ruth Evans -- 7. Lady Holy Church and Meed the Maid: re-envisioning female personifications in Piers Plowman / Colette Murphy -- 8. The Virgin's Tale / Jocelyn Wogan-Browne -- 9. Reincarnations of Griselda: contexts for the Clerk's Tale? / Lesley Johnson -- 10. 'Taking the gold out of Egypt': the art of reading as a woman / Susan Schibanoff
Summary This volume, designed with the student reader in mind, provides an indispensable blend of key essays in the field with specially commissioned new material by feminist scholars from the UK and the US. The essays address a diversity of texts and feminist approaches and are framed by a substantial and illuminating introduction by the editors, and an annotated list of further reading which offers preliminary guidance to the reader approaching the topic of gender and medieval literature for the first time. Works and writers covered include: Chaucer; Margery Kempe; Christine de Pisan; the Katherine Group of Saints' lives; Langland's Piers Plowman; and medieval cycle drama. Students of both medieval and feminist literature will find this an essential work for study and reference
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Characters -- Women.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales.
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Women -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Historiography.
Feminism and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Feminism.
Author Evans, Ruth, 1954-
Johnson, Lesley, 1957-
LC no. 93046923
ISBN 041505818X
0415058198