Rethinking Chaucerian Beasts

  • Editors
  • Carolynn Van Dyke

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: In Hir Corages: Chaucer and the Animal Real

  3. The Natural Creature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Carol Freeman
      Pages 33-47
    3. Sandy Feinstein, Neal Woodman
      Pages 49-66
  4. Animal Lessons

  5. Becoming-Animal

  6. Contested Boundaries

  7. Cross-Species Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Megan Palmer Browne
      Pages 203-215
    3. Wendy A. Matlock
      Pages 217-231
    4. Carolynn Van Dyke
      Pages 261-268
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 269-286

About this book


Building on recent work in critical animal studies and posthumanism, this book challenges past assumptions that animals were only explored as illustrative of humanity, not as interesting in their own right. The contributors combine close reading of Chaucer's texts with insights drawn from cultural or critical animal studies.


Chaucer Close reading gender law Medieval Literature Middle Ages naturalism novel

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