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The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature

Development, Duplication, and Gender

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Robin Waugh
    Pages 1-36
  3. Robin Waugh
    Pages 37-74
  4. Robin Waugh
    Pages 113-120
  5. Robin Waugh
    Pages 131-156
  6. Robin Waugh
    Pages 157-173
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-230

About this book


This book examines evolution of medieval patience literature from a focus on male and female sufferers to a focus on female suffers in particular. Using feminist revisions of genre-theory, Waugh analyses the concept of counterfeit consciousness in the works of Margery Kempe and Chaucer among others.


Analyse feminism gender Medieval Literature

About the authors

Robin Waugh is an associate professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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