The Romance of Origins: Language and Sexual Difference in Middle English Literature

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Index
abjection, 2, 4, 8, 9, 44-49, 54, 59, 61, 81, 88, 98, 117, 127, 129, 147, 154. See also Kristeva, Julia
Abraham, Nicolas, 100, 188n4, 199n46
Aeneas, 109, 129-37, 140, 146, 159
Aers, David, 199n37, 199n40, 199n42, 200n51
Allen, Hope Emily, 18-19
Althusser, Louis, 196n16, 197n24
Anderson, David, 199n36
Andrew, Malcolm, 200n3
"Annot and John," 8, 64-68, 163-65
Armstrong, Nancy, 194n33
Atkinson, Clarissa, 21, 41
Augustine of Hippo, 144, 187n28
autobiography: and aesthetics, 16, 18; and hysteria, 26
Barron, W. R. J., 201n11
Baughan, Denver Ewing, 201n17
Beckwith, Sarah, 19-20
Benjamin, Walter, 104
Bennington, Geoff, 179n2
Benoît de Sainte-Maure, 113, 200n4
Benson, Larry D., 142, 201n11, 201n14
Benton, Ted, 196n16
Blake, Norman, 185n1
Bloch, R. Howard, 144, 183n42, 189n19, 200n1
Boardman, Philip, 193n30, 193n31
Boethius, 87, 120, 125, 154
Breuer, Josef, 26, 28
Brook, G. L., 64, 65
Brown, Carleton, 188n10
Bynum, Caroline Walker, 15, 20-24, 153, 186n13
canonicity, 7-14, 16; and aesthetics, 11, 82- 83; and mysticism, 18
Cantor, Norman, 180n12
Carson, Mother Angela, 201n17
Cassandra, 97, 112, 126
castration, 3, 65, 91, 105, 110, 141: and disavowal (see fetishism); in film theory, 51; symbolic, 4, 51, 87, 64, 136-37, 148
Chambers, Ross, 180n20
Chaucer, Geoffrey: Anelida and Arcite, 84- 85; The Book of the Duchess, 12-13, 81, 82-99, 100, 107, 1098, 110; and the canon, 83; The Canterbury Tales, 11, 13, 80, 97, 103, 105, 115, 159; and the feminine voice, 80; and romance, 70; Troilus and Criseyde, 1, 11-14, 81, 82-83, 99-129, 158, 160
Cherniss, Michael, 192n22
Cholmeley, Katharine, 21
Chrétien de Troyes, 141
Christianity: and historicism, 2, 15, 20-23; and the maternal, 15, 17-18, 27, 41-42
Cixous, Hélène, 23
Colledge, Eric, 21
Cook's Tale, 159
Crane, Susan, 195n8
Culler, Jonathan, 187n1
d'Ardenne, S. R. T. O., 44-45
David, Alfred, 200n3, 200n4
"De Clerico et Puella," 64, 76-78, 172-75
deconstruction, xi, 103, 107, 124, 149, 197n26
de Man, Paul, 62-63, 181n5, 195n7
dénégation, 109-110
Derrida, Jacques, xii, 60, 181n5, 182n27, 187n27, 195n7, 197n26
dialectic, x-xi, 3, 102-107, 135, 136; and sublimation, 2, 54, 62, 102, 140, 159-60; and lyricism, 62. See also Hegel, G. F. W.; marxism
différance, 83, 89, 98
Dido, 129-32, 135-36, 150
Dinshaw, Carolyn, 126, 183n42, 189n22, 199n41, 199n42

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction: the Psychic Life of the Past 1
  • 1. Margery Kempe and the Pathology of Writing 15
  • 2. Body and Metaphor in the Middle English Juliana 43
  • 3 - Women and Riot in the Harley Lyrics 62
  • 4. Originary Fantasies and Chaucer's Book of the Duchess 82
  • 5. Historicity, Femininity, and Chaucer's Troilus 100
  • 6. Father Aeneas or Morgan the Goddess 129
  • Afterword: the Medieval Thing 153
  • Appendix 163
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 211
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