Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature

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Contemporary feminist readers have argued that old French literary representations of women--from the excessively beautiful lady of courtly romance to the lascivious shrew of fabliau and farce--are the products of misogynous male imagination and fantasy. In Bodytalk , E. Jane Burns contends that female protagonists in medieval texts authored by men can be heard to talk back against the stereotyped and codified roles that their fictive anatomy is designed to convey. She investigates key moments in which the words of these ...

Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature 1993, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812231830

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Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature 1993, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812214055

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