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Objectification, Empowerment, and the Male Gaze in the Lanval Corpus

Elizabeth S. Leet

Two Middle English Breton lays—the anonymous mid-fourteenth-century Sir Landevale and Thomas Chestre’s late fourteenth-century Sir Launfal —present adaptations of Marie de France’s mid-twelfth-century lai de Lanval , a tale that, in its original

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Gender and Status in the Medieval World

Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre

examines how both real and fairy women in Middle English Breton lays submit themselves to objectification—using interest in their bodies in order to help their lovers. By deconstructing linguistic elements of the display of the body, Leet shows how the male

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“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

bold heart would have burst from sorrow. Alliterative Morte , l. 3974 35 Summary: they fought fiercely, unable to bring each other down. They struck such powerful blows that their horses’ backs were broken. Sir Degaré , in The Middle English Breton