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Chapter 1: Masculinity in Romance

Susan Crane

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Chapter 1: Masculinity in Romance
Author(s):
Crane, Susan
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English and Comparative Literature
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Book/Journal Title:
Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publisher Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Abstract:
Masculinity is a persistent concern in Chaucer's tales deriving from romance, although it often seems a subtext to more evidently political and social issues. My first concern is to suggest how romances use gender difference to establish masculine identity. After a brief look at the function of difference in elaborating masculinity, this chapter turns to two complications in that paradigm.
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English literature
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