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Chapter 1: Masculinity in Romance

Crane, Susan

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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Gender and Romance in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Publisher
Princeton University Press

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English and Comparative Literature
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December 8, 2009