The Arrow of Love: Optics, Gender, and Subjectivity in Medieval Love Poetry
As medieval poets sought new ways to describe visual interactions, many turned to the rapidly growing field of optical theory, which offered not only an array of images and metaphors but also models for the perceiving subject that could be adapted to poetic use. In particular, optical imagery and paradigms afforded poets a new approach to the roles of the languishing male and his powerful beloved."--BOOK JACKET.
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