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Conclusion: Romance in a Moralizing Culture

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarises the key findings of the book, arguing that the conception of masculine and feminine roles in the historico-realist romances of the later middle ages changed markedly from that ... More


Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

David Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first study to investigate both the relation between gender and violence in the Old Norse Poetic Edda and key family and contemporary sagas, and the interrelated nature of these ... More


Flaubert: Writing the Masculine

Mary Orr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159698
eISBN:
9780191673672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159698.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a new approach to Flaubert's major writing and to gender studies as a whole. Through a combination of close reading with a knowledge of current gender studies and particular ... More


The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Joseph Campana

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Pain of Reformation examines a constellation of masculinity, vulnerability, and ethics in the tradition of heroic poetry in Renaissance England. While many understand representations of ... More


French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Rosalind Brown-Grant

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Whilst French romances of the 12th and 13th centuries enjoy a privileged place in the literary history of France, romances from the later middle ages have been neglected by modern scholars. In ... More


Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lesel Dawson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

The discourse of love, which is subjective, private, and instinctive, is also culturally constructed, public, and learned; it emphasizes the way in which the expression of reflexive feelings is bound ... More


‘Griefs Will Have their Vent’: Physical and Psychological Remedies for Lovesickness

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates cures for lovesickness in early modern literature, focusing on four remedies that are revealing for the ways in which gender affects lovesickness: two physical ... More


Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the menstrual cure for lovesickness in early modern medical and literary texts, suggesting how it throws important light on concepts of women, masculinity, and menstruation. In ... More


‘Récits d'Armes et/ou d'Amour’: Love, Prowess, and Chivalric Masculinity

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on romances of innamoramento which feature a young knight who proves his worth by performing great deeds of valour inspired by his love for a high-born woman whom he eventually ... More


Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946–1957

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter deals with the novels of Carlos Bulosan and John Okada in the context of the Cold War and the racial politics of masculinity. Bulosan, a Filipino American, and Okada, a Japanese ... More


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