Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales

Cambridge University Press (2004)
Abstract
While most Chaucer critics interested in gender and sexuality have used psychoanalytic theory to analyze Chaucer's poetry, Mark Miller re-examines the links between sexuality and the philosophical analysis of agency in medieval texts such as the Canterbury Tales, Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, and the Romance of the Rose. Chaucer's philosophical sophistication provides the basis for a new interpretation of the emerging notions of sexual desire and romantic love in the late Middle Ages.
Keywords Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature  Tales, Medieval History and criticism  Philosophy, Medieval, in literature  Agent (Philosophy) in literature  Love in literature  Sex in literature
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Call number PR1875.P5.M55 2004
ISBN(s) 0521842360   9780521842365
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