The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 283 pages
The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare traces the cultural legacy of the Norman Conquest in England from 1350 to 1600. Deanne Williams demonstrates how English literature emerged out of a simultaneous engagement with, and resistance to, the presence of French language and culture in medieval and early modern England. Chapters on Chaucer, the Corpus Christi Plays, William Caxton, early Tudor poetry, and Shakespeare examine a variety of English responses to, and representations of, France and ' the French'.
 

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Contents

Pardon my French
18
Sympathy for the Devil
50
My fair lady
87
A fine romance
114
Roan Barbary
181
No mans Elizabeth
227
Notes
237
Index
276
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Deanne Williams is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, York University, Toronto.

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