- Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature (Book 55)
- Hardcover: 302 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 21, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521842360
- ISBN-13: 978-0521842365
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,886,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
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"...Philosophical Chaucer is a challenging and worthwhile book. Miller achieves a novel engagement with the philosophical content of Chaucer's later work, and he demonstrates the rich rewards of thinking through the 'moral seriousness' of that corpus anew."
-Thomas Joseph O'Donnell, UCLA
"Miller is well qualified to place into dialogue philosophical and theoretical approaches that usually remain sheltered from one another in current literary scholarship. On the one hand, he is well-informed about the best theoretically inflected medieval scholarship, especially queer theory and psychoanalysis; on the other hand, he is equally conversant with the work of contemporary analytical philosophers...It is Miller's refreshing engagement with usually hostile intellectual traditions and his lack of dogmatism that make his book so rewarding....The book is likely to exert a powerful influence on future work."
R. James Goldstein, Auburn University, Southern Humanities Review
This study examines the relationship between Chaucer's philosophical interests and his representations of love, sexuality and gender. While most Chaucer critics interested in gender and sexuality have used psychoanalytic theory to read Chaucer's poetry, Mark Miller re-examines the links between sexuality and the philosophical analysis of agency in medieval texts such as the Canterbury Tales, Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, and the Romance of the Rose. Chaucer's philosophical sophistication provides the basis for a new account of the notions of sexual desire and romantic love emerging in the late Middle Ages.
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