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Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / edited by Tison Pugh, Marcia Smith Marzec.

Contributor(s): Pugh, Tison [editor.] | Marzec, Marcia Smith, 1948- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Chaucer studies: 38.Publisher: Cambridge ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, [2008]Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 200 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846156618; 1846156610.Subject(s): Men in literature | Masculinity in literature | Masculinity -- History | Troilus (Legendary character) in literature | Cressida (Fictitious character)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.DDC classification: 821/.1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The myths of masculinity in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / Tison Pugh, Michael Calabrese, and Marcia Smith Marzec -- "Beautiful as Troilus" : Richard II, Chaucer's Troilus, and figures of (un)masculinity / John M. Bowers -- The state of exception and sovereign masculinity in Troilus and Criseyde / Robert S. Sturges -- Revisiting Troilus's faint / Gretchen Mieszkowski -- What makes a man? : Troilus, Hector, and the masculinities of courtly love / Marcia Smith Marzec -- Masculinity and its hydraulic semiotics in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / James J. Paxson -- Masochism, masculinity, and the pleasures of Troilus / Holly A. Crocker and Tison Pugh -- "The dreams in which I'm dying" : sublimation and unstable masculinities in Troilus and Criseyde / Kate Koppelman -- "A mannes game" : Criseyde's masculinity in Troilus and Criseyde / Angela Jane Weisl -- Troilus's gaze and the collapse of masculinity in romance / Molly A. Martin -- Sutured looks and homoeroticism : reading Troilus and Pandarus cinematically / Richard Zeikowitz -- Being a man in Piers Plowman and Troilus and Criseyde / Michael Calabrese -- "The monstruosity in love" : sexual division in Chaucer and Shakespeare / R. Allen Shoaf.
Summary: Issues relating to the male characters and the construction of masculinities in Chaucer's masterpiece of love found and love lost are explored in this text. The essays address the question of what it means to be a man in the Middle Ages, what constitutes masculinity in this era, and how such masculinities are culturally constructed.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. The myths of masculinity in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / Tison Pugh, Michael Calabrese, and Marcia Smith Marzec -- "Beautiful as Troilus" : Richard II, Chaucer's Troilus, and figures of (un)masculinity / John M. Bowers -- The state of exception and sovereign masculinity in Troilus and Criseyde / Robert S. Sturges -- Revisiting Troilus's faint / Gretchen Mieszkowski -- What makes a man? : Troilus, Hector, and the masculinities of courtly love / Marcia Smith Marzec -- Masculinity and its hydraulic semiotics in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / James J. Paxson -- Masochism, masculinity, and the pleasures of Troilus / Holly A. Crocker and Tison Pugh -- "The dreams in which I'm dying" : sublimation and unstable masculinities in Troilus and Criseyde / Kate Koppelman -- "A mannes game" : Criseyde's masculinity in Troilus and Criseyde / Angela Jane Weisl -- Troilus's gaze and the collapse of masculinity in romance / Molly A. Martin -- Sutured looks and homoeroticism : reading Troilus and Pandarus cinematically / Richard Zeikowitz -- Being a man in Piers Plowman and Troilus and Criseyde / Michael Calabrese -- "The monstruosity in love" : sexual division in Chaucer and Shakespeare / R. Allen Shoaf.

Issues relating to the male characters and the construction of masculinities in Chaucer's masterpiece of love found and love lost are explored in this text. The essays address the question of what it means to be a man in the Middle Ages, what constitutes masculinity in this era, and how such masculinities are culturally constructed.

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CHOICE Review

This volume is an excellent addition to the field of medieval gender studies. Although others have examined issues of gender in Chaucer's works through female characters--Carolyn Dinshaw's Chaucer's Sexual Politics (CH, Oct'90, 28-0803) remains the most influential book on Chaucer's treatment of gender, but Elaine Tuttle Hansen's Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender (CH, Sep'92, 30-0128) and Jill Mann's Feminizing Chaucer (2002) are also worthy--the editors argue in their introduction that studying masculinity is a critical element of the project. All the essays are strong, and the range is excellent: the volume includes historical, theoretical, and comparative pieces. This reviewer was especially pleased to encounter other theories, such as those from film and politics, used to address gender issues in Chaucer. An unusual and welcome element is the arrangement of the essays, which makes the collection extremely cohesive. The volume opens with two essays setting Troilus and Criseyde in historical context, goes on to explore the text from various theoretical positions, and ends with essays that relate Chaucer's work to that of Langland and Shakespeare, once again opening the discussion outward. In addition, the essays often reference each other, which is unusual and adds greatly to their value. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. A. Castaldo Widener University

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