Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4390
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  • Title: Apprentice Janekyn/Clerk Jankyn: Discrete Phases in Chaucer's Developing Conception of the Wife of Bath [argues that Jankyn went from an apprentice, to a clerk boarding in the house, to a clerk boarding with the Wife of Bath's gossip; this final situation allowed the Wife to make a knowledgeable refutation of the misogynist traditions and have a more developed courtship with her fifth husband].
  • Source: Chaucer Review 32, 2 ( 1997): Pages 146 - 161.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Characterization Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Wife of Bath's Prologue Jankyn (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Marriage in Literature Wife of Bath (Literary Figure) Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00092002
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