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By Diane Watt

"Moral Gower" he was once referred to as by way of good friend and someday rival Geoffrey Chaucer, and his Confessio Amantis has been considered as an easy research of the universe, combining erotic narratives with moral suggestions and political remark. Diane Watt bargains the 1st sustained studying of John Gower's Confessio to argue that this early vernacular textual content bargains no genuine suggestions to the moral difficulties it raises-and in reality actively encourages "perverse" readings.

Drawing on a mixture of queer and feminist thought, moral feedback, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual feedback, Watt makes a speciality of the language, intercourse, and politics in Gower's writing. How, she asks, is Gower's Confessio on the topic of modern controversies over vernacular translation and debates approximately language politics? How is Gower's therapy of rhetoric and language gendered and sexualized, and what bearing does this have at the moral and political constitution of the textual content? what's the dating among the erotic, moral, and political sections of Confessio Amantis? Watt demonstrates that Gower engaged within the kind of severe pondering frequently linked to Chaucer and William Langland even as that she contributes to fashionable debates in regards to the ethics of criticism.

Diane Watt is senior lecturer in English on the college of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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