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Women’s Friendship and the Refusal of Lesbian Desire in The Faerie Queene

@article{Sedinger2000WomensFA,
  title={Women’s Friendship and the Refusal of Lesbian Desire in The Faerie Queene},
  author={Tracey Sedinger},
  journal={Criticism},
  year={2000},
  volume={42},
  pages={4}
}
Recent feminist criticism of Spenser's Faerie Queene has increasingly focused attention on the construction of gendered subjectivities throughout the epic romance, and especially within Book 3, the book of chastity. The dif ficulties of constructing or representing a heterosexual relation based on rec iprocity (the Spenserian version of Lawrence Stone's "companionate mar riage") has been of critical concern ever since the publication of C.S. Lewis's Allegory of Love. In contrast to the social… Expand
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