Chaucer s Pardoner and Gender idea, the 1st book-length remedy of the nature, examines the Pardoner in Chaucer s Canterbury stories from the point of view of either medieval and twentieth-century theories of intercourse, gender, and erotic perform. Sturges argues for a discontinuous, fragmentary interpreting of this personality and his story that's really either premodern and postmodern. Drawing on theorists starting from St. Augustine and Alain de Lille to Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Sturges methods the Pardoner as a consultant of the development of ancient - and sexual - identities in a number of traditionally particular discourses, and argues that medieval understandings of gender stay sedimented in postmodern discourse.

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