By Glenn Burger
Burger argues that, less than the strain of manufacturing a poetic imaginative and prescient for a brand new vernacular English viewers within the Canterbury stories, Chaucer reimagines overdue medieval family members among the physique and the group. In shut readings which are straight away unique, provocative, and convincing, Chaucer's Queer state is helping readers to work out the writer and viewers built with and by way of the stories as subjects-in-process stuck up in a conflicted second of "becoming." In flip, this historicization unsettles present-day assumptions approximately id with the belief that social corporations of the physique could be performed differently.
Glenn Burger is affiliate professor of English at Queens collage and the Graduate middle, urban college of latest York.
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Chaucer's Queer Nation (Medieval Cultures) by Glenn Burger