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  • Record Number: 2665
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rollo , David.
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  • Title: Sexual Escapades and Poetic Process: Three Poems by William IX of Aquitaine [The writings of the nobleman and poet William of Aquitaine subverts many of the conventions of courtly love poetry, as the elevated. chaste “domna” (lady) of troubadour poetry is sometimes characterized as promiscuous or bestial, and the poetry continually shifts between bawdy and meditative registers. Although the poems can be read as the narrator’s boasting over sexual exploits, some of the language in the poems suggests an underlying theme of male impotence. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Romanic Review 81, 3 ( 1990): Pages 293 - 311.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authorship Courtly Literature Courtly Love Domna (Literary Figure) Eroticism Guillaume IX, Duke of Aquitaine Impotence in Literature Literature- Verse Narrator Noble Men Sexuality Troubadours
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Dartmouth College
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00358118