The Critics and the Prioress responds to a critical stalemate between the demands of ethics and the entailments of methodology. The book addresses key moments in criticism of the Prioress's Tale-particularly those which stage an encounter between historicism and ethics-in order to interrogate these critical impasses while suggesting new modes for future encounters. It is an effort to identify, engage, and reframe some significant-and perennially repeated-arguments staked out in this criticism, such as the roles of gender, aesthetics, source studies, and the appropriate relationship between ethics and historicism.
The Critics and the Prioress will be an essential resource for Chaucer scholars researching as well as teaching the Prioress's Tale. Scholars and students of Middle English literature and medieval culture more generally will also be interested in this book's rigorous analysis of contemporary scholarly approaches to expressions of anti-semitism in Chaucer's England.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
--Steven Justice, University of California, Berkeley
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