By Diane Watt
Drawing on a mix of queer and feminist conception, moral feedback, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual feedback, Watt makes a speciality of the language, intercourse, and politics in Gower's writing. How, she asks, is Gower's Confessio concerning modern controversies over vernacular translation and debates approximately language politics? How is Gower's remedy of rhetoric and language gendered and sexualized, and what bearing does this have at the moral and political constitution of the textual content? what's the dating among the erotic, moral, and political sections of Confessio Amantis? Watt demonstrates that Gower engaged within the type of serious pondering customarily linked to Chaucer and William Langland whilst that she contributes to fashionable debates in regards to the ethics of criticism.
Diane Watt is senior lecturer in English on the college of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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Amoral Gower: Language, Sex, and Politics: Language, Sex and Politics (Medieval Cultures) by Diane Watt