Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8712
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Frese , Dolores Warwick.
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  • Title: The Names of Women in the "Canterbury Tales": Chaucer's Hidden Art of Involucral Nomenclature [The author briefly discusses the rhetorical figure of "involucrum," which uses personal names to convey an allegorical meaning. The examples Frese cites include Saint Cecilie, Seinte Loy, and the description of the Wife of Bath as "biside Bath." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.  Edited by Juliette Dor.  English Department, University of Li├Ęge, 1992.  Pages 155 - 166.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales Involucrum (Rhetorical Figure) Names in Literature Rhetoric Women in Literature
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2872330046