Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1661
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bott , Robin L.
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  • Title: O, Keep Me from Their Worse Than Killing Lust: Ideologies of Rape and Mutilation in Chaucer's "Physician's Tale" and Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 189 - 211.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Body in Literature Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Physician's Tale Disease, Image of Fathers in Literature Literature- Verse Patriarchy in Literature Rape in Literature Virginia (Literary Figure) Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources: Robin Bott, "O, Keep me from their worse than killing lust," compares the legend of Virginia as told by Chaucer's Physician's Tale and Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, exploring the broader social implications of both poets' use of the trope of the raped w
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  • Abstract: Looking at the metaphor of rape as disease as it occurs in Chaucer and Shakespeare, Bott argues that such stories adversely shape societal beliefs about rape and the female body. [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
  • Author's Affiliation: Adrian College
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484
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