Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

...This book has been a long time in the making, and its stages of conceptualization and development record my own transformation as a scholar and critic over the past decade. A talk by Teresa de Lauretis at the University of Alberta in 1990 on the multiple...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xxvi

...Contemporary gay/lesbian/queer readers are likely to ask why they should bother at all with a text and author at once premodern (and thus crucially outside current discourses of the body and nation) and foundational for many of the hegemonic...

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1. Shameful Pleasures

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pp. 1-36

...English Literature” and the discourses of heterosexuality and modernity that depend on it. As Elaine Tuttle Hansen succinctly puts it: “Chaucer has been known and valued differently in different ages, but he has always been read, talked about...

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2. Medieval Conjugality and the Canterbury Tales

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pp. 37-77

...reassuring prospect of participation in the construction of a properly dominant masculinity and the uneasy recognition of the instabilities that such an encounter with newness unleashes. Not surprisingly, therefore, it is the feminizing power of such a...

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3. Modernity and Marriage in the Canterbury Tales

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pp. 78-118

...that occludes crucial but troubling changes in medieval approaches to the institution and its signifying power for social and political relations.1 Both tales attempt to tie manhood and masculinity back...

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4. Queer Performativity in Fragment VI

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pp. 119-159

...as a whole. Characters introduce themselves and their tales from the frame (as with the Wife of Bath), tales are commissioned by the Host, estate and personal rivalries prompt revenge narratives, references to...

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5. Desiring Machines

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pp. 160-185

...an unpredictable dynamic is created as the competing desires contained within the social order fictionalized in the pilgrimage frame come into contact with each other, and with the external aesthetic and generic demands brought by the kinds of tales told by individual...

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6. Post-ality and the "End" of the Canterbury Tales

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pp. 186-208

...resolution to the Canterbury project itself. Certainly it seems fair to say that, despite the original tale-telling agreement the Host and pilgrims forged at the Tabard Inn—that each pilgrim “shal telle tales tweye /To Caunterbury-ward, . . . And homward he shal tellen othere...

Notes

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pp. 209-258

Index

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pp. 259-264

Other Works in the Series

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pp. 265-267

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About the Author

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pp. 268-268

...Glenn Burger is associate professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the editor of Hetoum’s...