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Allegory and Female Agency

Maureen Quilligan

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at materiality in works where allegory seemed mostly abstraction. It considers allegory in the Renaissance by focusing on Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies and the way in which ... More


What Knights Really Want

Stephen Orgel

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines female agency within the patriarchal situations of sex and power in chivalric art and literature. Drawing on Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene and on a series of courtly images, it ... More


The immigrant in Abdellatif Kechiche’s cinematic work: transcending the question of origins

Emna Mrabet

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Abdellatif Kechiche’s movies La faute à Voltaire (2000), L’Esquive (2002) et La graine et le mulet (2007) which tell the stories of three characters of Maghrebi origins from ... More


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