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Author Watt, Diane, 1965-

Title Amoral Gower : language, sex, and politics / Diane Watt
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 219 pages) : illustrations
Series Medieval cultures ; v. 38
Medieval cultures ; v. 38.
Contents Introduction: Social Gower -- part 1. Language -- Gower's Babel tower: language choice and the grammar of sex -- Writing like a man: rhetoric and geneaology -- part 2. Sex -- Transgressive genders and subversive sexualities -- Sexual chaos and sexual sin -- part 3. Politics -- Tyranny, reform, and self-government -- Oedipus, Apollonius, and Richard II -- Epilogue: Ethical Gower
Summary Drawing on a combination of queer and feminist theory, ethical criticism, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual criticism, Diane Watt focuses on the language, sex, and politics in Gowers writing. She demonstrates that Gower engaged in the sort of critical thinking more commonly associated with Chaucer and William Langland and contributes to modern debates about the ethics of criticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-206) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gower, John, 1325?-1408. Confessio amantis.
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Political and social views
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Language
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Ethics
Gower, John, 1325?-1408.
Confessio amantis (Gower, John)
Ethics, Medieval, in literature.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500
Courtly love in literature.
Politics in literature.
Sex in literature.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Courtly love in literature.
Ethics, Medieval, in literature.
Language and languages.
Political and social views.
Politics and literature.
Politics in literature.
Sex in literature.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816694129