Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance

Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance

Representations of Mysterious Female Power

eBook - 2010
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This study treats the appearance of the monstrous woman in Middle English romance narratives as a self-conscious literary trope that reflects on, and often criticizes, the grounds of philosophical, cultural, and narrative discourse that place women both inside and outside medieval culture, constructing them as Other by biological and social difference yet relying on them for the reproduction and healthy maintenance of the male-governed social order. Building on current monster theory and adding to research on medieval women in literature, this study reclaims the Middle English romance as a sop.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780773430266
0773430261
0773437762
9780773437760
Characteristics: 1 online resource (295 pages)

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