Hunting and fortune in the <i>Book of the Duchess</i> and <i>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight</i>
in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
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Some Middle English narratives juxtapose representations of hunting and histories of aristocratic loss. The Book of the Duchess and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight redirect anxieties about the contingency and precariousness of lordly advantage in a world that sometimes seems to be ruled by Fortune. Though produced in different formal traditions and different circumstances, the two poems display comparable features of a broader sense of ‘seigneurial poetics’ in late medieval texts.

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

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