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Medieval Affect, Feeling, and Emotion


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Introduction Glenn D. Burger and Holly A. Crocker; 1. Weeping like a beaten child: figurative language and the emotions in Chaucer and Malory Stephanie Trigg; 2. Imagining Jewish affect in the Siege of Jerusalem Patricia DeMarco; 3. Engendering affect in Hoccleve's Series Holly A. Crocker; 4. Becoming one flesh, inhabiting two genders: ugly feelings and blocked emotion in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale Glenn D. Burger; 5. Accounting for affect in the Reeve's Tale Brantley L. Bryant; 6. Affect machines Sarah Salih; 7. Witnessing and legal affect in the York Trial plays Emma Lipton; 8. Affecting forms: theorizing with The Palis of Honoure Anke Bernau; Afterword: three letters Anthony Bale.

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Provides a new, intersectional investigation of affects, feelings, and emotions in late Middle English literature.

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Glenn D. Burger is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Dean of Graduate Studies at Queens College. He has edited Hetoum's A Lytell Cronycle (1988) and (with Steven Kruger) Queering the Middle Ages (2001). He is author of Chaucer's Queer Nation (2003) and Conduct Becoming: Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages (2017). Holly A. Crocker is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She is author of The Matter of Virtue: Women's Ethical Action from Chaucer to Shakespeare (forthcoming), Chaucer's Visions of Manhood (2007), editor of Comic Provocations: Exposing the Corpus of Old French Fabliaux (2006), and co-editor of Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates (2014; with D. Vance Smith).

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