USV – Messages Sages and Ages

BETWEEN THE NORMATIVE AND THE PERFORMATIVE: SEX, PARODY, AND OTHER (IN)TRACTABLE ISSUES IN GEOFFREY CHAUCER’S MILLER S TALE

The article explores how Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales discusses human sexuality as a major thematic concern in both its normative and its performative dimension, and sex, an (in)tractable issue throughout the Middle Ages, as a core motif that helps the…