The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare
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'.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
according appears associated attention authority barbarism Book calls Cambridge Caxton century Chaucer civility claim classical concerning connections Conquest construction Corpus Christi court courtly culture death defined describes desire difference discussion draws Duchess early Edward Elizabeth England English example express female fetish figure France French French language Hawes Hawes's Henry Herod ideal identified identity illustrates John kind King Knight lady language late learning lines linguistic literary literature London Margaret medieval Middle mother narrative Norman offers Oxford performance play pleasure poem poet poetic poetry political position presents Prioress produced provides Pucelle question readers reading recalls reference reflects rejection relationship represents reveals rhetoric Richard Robin Hood role romance seeks sense sexual Shakespeare Skelton social speak speech status story succession suggests symbolic takes Tale texts tongue tradition translation University Press women writing York young