The Genre of Medieval Patience Literature

Development, Duplication, and Gender

  • Authors
  • Robin Waugh

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-36
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    Pages 113-120
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    Pages 157-173
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-230

About this book


This book examines evolution of medieval patience literature from a focus on male and female sufferers to a focus on female suffers in particular. Using feminist revisions of genre-theory, Waugh analyses the concept of counterfeit consciousness in the works of Margery Kempe and Chaucer among others.


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