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Stephanie Downes

The face is a vital site of embodied emotional display. By examining descriptions of facial pallor in a range of Chaucer’s works, Downes explores the poet’s representation of the face as an affective text, which launches an interpretative challenge to both the medieval and the modern reader of fiction, as well as deepening our understanding of cultural expressions of feeling in the pre-modern era.

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
Elite women in Caxton’s Book of the Knight of the Tower
Elliot Kendall

, ‘Labouring to Make the Good Wife Good in the journées chrétiennes and Le Menagier de Paris’, Florilegium, 23 (2006), 19–​40. 6 Compare Felicity Riddy’s contention that ‘domesticity as a “state of mind” does not necessarily rest on a distinction between working and residing, or the home and the world, or on a separation of spheres along gender lines’ and that ‘for the pre-​modern era we need a different model’. Felicity Riddy, ‘ “Burgeis” Domesticity in Late-​ Medieval England’, in Maryanne Kowaleski and P. J. P. Goldberg (eds), Medieval Domesticity:  Home, Housing and

in Household knowledges in late-medieval England and France