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    John Gower's fear of flying: transitional masculinities in the Confessio Amantis

    Davis, Isabel (2004) John Gower's fear of flying: transitional masculinities in the Confessio Amantis. In: McDonald, N.F. and Ormrod, W.M. (eds.) Rites of Passage: Cultures of Transition in the Fourteenth Century. Cambridge, UK: York Medieval Press, pp. 131-152. ISBN 9781903153154.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 'Rites of passage' is a term and concept more used than considered. Here, for the first time, its implications are applied and tested in the field of medieval studies: medievalists from a range of disciplines consider the various theoretical models - folklorist, anthropological, psychoanalytical - that can be used to analyse cultures of transition in the history and literature of fourteenth-century Europe. Ranging over a wide variety of texts, from chronicles to romances, from priests' manuals to courtesy books, from state records to the writings of Chaucer, Gower and Froissart, the contributors identify and analyse medieval attitudes to the process of change in lifecycle, status, gender and power. A substantive introduction by Miri Rubin draws together the ideas and materials discussed in the book to illustrate the relevance and importance of anthropology to the study of medieval culture.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 12:59
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 12:59
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10139

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