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Affective Reading: Chaucer, Women, and Romance

Understanding how thoughts and feelings can affect the body is a key strand of our research. Here, team member Corinne Saunders explores how the interaction of mind, body and emotion in both the characters and readers of Chaucer’s romantic works can provide an insight into medieval English thinking.

Corinne Saunders. “Affective Reading: Chaucer, Women, and Romance.” The Chaucer Review 51.1 (2016): 11-30.

Picture: Troilus and Criseyde from The Kelmscott Chaucer by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt ARA (1833-1898). Wood Engraving.

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