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Author McTaggart, Anne

Title Shame and guilt in Chaucer / Anne McTaggart
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012


Description 1 online resource
Series The New Middle Ages
New Middle Ages.
Contents Shame and Guilt, Now and Then -- Shamed Guiltless in Chaucer's Pagan Antiquity -- Honor, Purity, and Sacrifice in the Knight's Tale and the Physician's Tale -- Structures of Reciprocity in Chaucerian Romance -- The Ills of Illocution: Shame, Guilt, and Confession in the Pardoner's Tale and the Parson's Tale -- Conclusion: Chaucer and Medieval Shame Culture
Summary This book explores Chaucer's representation of shame and guilt in the context of modern affect theory. By showing how shame pervades Chaucer's texts but guilt is largely invisible, inaccessible, or resistant to full disclosure, McTaggart challenges perceptions, positions the work in relation to late medieval debates about confession, and shows how the ethics of affect lie at the heart of Chaucerian poetics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400
Shame in literature.
Guilt in literature.
Literary studies: poetry & poets -- English.
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval -- English.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Guilt in literature.
Shame in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137039521