Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9641
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Straus , Barrie Ruth.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Reframing the Violence of the Father: Reverse Oedipal Fantasies in Chaucer's Clerk's, Man of Law's, and Prioress's Tales [The author argues that the family relations both in the tales of Griselda and of Custance manifest a profound anxiety about paternity and a need for concealed violence, both physical and psychic. The happy endings do not mask the father's violence and the conflict between the generations. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.  Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price.  University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 122 - 138.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Clerk's Tale Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Man of Law's Tale Family in Literature Fathers in Literature Griselda (Literary Figure) Infanticide in Literature Literature- Verse Patriarchy in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
  • Related Resources:
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations:
  • Table:
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Windsor
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0813024420
  • Material/Technique :
  • Rights: