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Shame and Guilt in Chaucer

Shame and Guilt in Chaucer by Anne McTaggart
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This book explores Chaucer's representation of shame and guilt in the context of modern affect theory. By showing how shame pervades Chaucer's texts but guilt is largely invisible, inaccessible, or resistant to full disclosure, McTaggart challenges perceptions, positions the work in relation to late medieval debates about confession, and shows how the ethics of affect lie at the heart of Chaucerian poetics.

Palgrave Macmillan; September 2012
207 pages; ISBN 9781137039521
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Title: Shame and Guilt in Chaucer
Author: Anne McTaggart
 
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