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.
  • Description:
  • 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
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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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