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The Wife of Bath (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

Table of Contents

  About the Series

  About This Volume

    

PART I. THE WIFE OF BATH: THE COMPLETE TEXT

    

  Biographical and Historical Contexts

    

  Introduction to the Text

    

  The Complete Text

    Description of the Wife of Bath from the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

    The Prologue to the Wife of Bath's Tale

    The Wife of Bath's Tale

    

PART II. THE WIFE OF BATH: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

    

  A Critical History of the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  New Historicism and the Wife of Bath

    What Is New Historicism?

    New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography

    A New Historicist Perspective:

       Lee Patterson, "Experience woot well is it noght so": Marriage and the Pursuit of Happiness in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  Marxist Criticism and the Wife of Bath

    What Is Marxist Criticism?

    Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Marxist Perspective:

       Laurie Finke, "All is for to selle": Breeding Capital in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  Psychoanalytic Criticism and the Wife of Bath

    What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?

    Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective:

       Louise O. Fradenburg, "Fulfild of fairye": The Social Meaning of Fantasy in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  Deconstructive Criticism and the Wife of Bath

    What Is Deconstruction?

    Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography

    A Deconstructionist Perspective:

       H. Marshall Leicester, Jr., "My bed was ful of verray blood": Subject, Dream, and Rape in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  Feminist Criticism and the Wife of Bath

    What Is Feminist Criticism?

    Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography

    A Feminist Perspective:

       Elaine Tuttle Hansen, "Of his love daungerous to me": Liberation, Subversion, and Domestic Violence in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

    

  Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms

    

  About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312111281
Editor:
Beidler, Peter G.
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Editor:
Beidler, Peter G.
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Author:
Beidler, Peter G.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Chaucer, geoffrey, d. 1400
Subject:
Women in literature
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Marriage in literature
Subject:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Subject:
Man-woman relationships in literature
Subject:
Knights and knighthood in literature
Subject:
Rape in literature
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
Series Volume:
102-18
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8.23 x 5.47 x 0.405 in

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