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  • Record Number: 9508
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Watt , Diane.
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  • Title: Consuming Passions in Book VIII of John Gower's "Confessio Amantis" [The author argues that the various "appetites" condemned by Gower (incest, latent homosexuality, and female desire) are part of a mirror for princes guide to proper manly behavior that emphasizes the control of sexuality. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Consuming Narrative: Gender and Monstrous Appetite in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  Edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy and Teresa Walters.  University of Wales Press, 2002.  Pages 28 - 41.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Advice for Princes, Literary Genre Gender in Literature Gower, John, Poet- Confessio Amantis- Apollonius of Tyre Episode Handbooks Incest in Literature Literature- Verse Psychoanalytic Theory Sexuality in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One Manuscript illumination of Antiochus and his daughter with Apollonius, "Confessio amantis" (New York, Pierpont Morgan MS M126, fol.187v).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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