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Stephanie Gaynor

HE SAYS, SHE SAYS: SUBJECTIVITY AND THE DISCOURSE OF THE OTHER IN THE PRIORESS'S PORTRAIT AND TALE STEPHANIE GAYNOR Tufts University ABSTRACT The Prioress's Portrait, Prologue, and Tale present a series of displacements in which Chaucer describes and ventriloquizes a sexual other, the Prioress


Sophie Leroy

were linked by writers to social evolution and political affairs. The political dimensions of mental pathologies are powerfully demonstrated in Janet Beizer’s Ventriloquized Bodies: Narratives of Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century France (1994). Beizer examines the discursive power of patriarchal

Philip Armstrong

must respect animals for their differences from, rather than their similarities to, the humans with whom they have to live. Encountering the postcolonial animal means learning to listen to the voices of all kinds of “other” without either ventriloquizing them or assigning to them accents so foreign

Jefffrey Henderson

War (Cambridge), argues that old comic poets ventriloquized each other’s plays, so that a new play pretended to be by the rival (‘antagonistic misappropriation’), its characters were ‘disguised caricatures’ whose true identification could only be decoded by intertextual cross-reference, and its


Yaacob Dweck

ventriloquizing himself in at least one instance. Toward the end of Zizath Novel Zvi , a full two years after Sabbetai Zevi’s conversion, Sasportas had learned that the Jews of several communities in North Africa had continued to celebrate the ninth of Av as a holiday in Sabbatian style. He wrote a long letter

David Martin

ths has substantively to say is not that di ff erent from what Peggy Brock says with admirable clarity. There was, he says, a complicated inter- play between the life stories ventriloquized by missionary ‘enunciators’ and a ‘signi fi cant degree of agency’ retained by those converted from ‘established

Peter Milward

as a typical Church Papist. Characteristic of her approach to Munday are such quali fi ed and bal- ancing statements as that “Munday conforms outwardly to anti-theatrical Protestant fervour, while ventriloquizing Catholic values” (16); that he pursued “double-voiced strategies” which “allowed not only

Anthony Nussmeier

were turned against them by the Ravennese, who argued that Italian unification meant that Dante was no longer an exile. Sherry Roush, *‘Divining Dante: Scandals of His Corpus and Corpse’, pp. 69–107 of the same author’s Speaking Spirits: Ventriloquizing the Dead in Renaissance Italy , Toronto  U

Joking Her Way into Suffrage

Irony in Alice Duer Miller’s “Are Women People?”


Isabell Klaiber

by a prominent anti-suffragist 9 which is then subsequently spelled out and ironically exposed for its absurdity and internal contradictions. Miller’s strategy of ventriloquizing, elaborating, and rewriting such utterances from a female perspective shows, 10 according to Chapman, on the one hand