Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 10098
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Woods , William F.
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  • Title: My Sweete Foo: Emelye’s Role in "The Knight’s Tale" [In this poem, the maiden Emelye acts as a mediator between the knights Palamon and Arcite. In terms of the poem’s narrative, Emelye is the love object whom both men desire. In terms of the thematic and poetic structure of the poem, Emelye represents the ambiguous vector between various types of opposing philosophical concepts (represented by the two male characters): for instance, humanity vs. nature, mercy vs. justice, love vs. war, individual desire vs. divine will. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies in Philology 88, 3 (Summer 1991): Pages 276 - 306.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Knight's Tale Desire in Literature Emilye (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Love in Literature Nature in Literature Philosophy Poetic Structure Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Wichita State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00393738
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