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Eating your lover’s otherness
The narrative theme of the Eaten Heart in the Lai d’Ignaure

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes / Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies
    2018 – 2, n° 36
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  • Author: Heneveld (Amy)
  • Abstract: The Eaten Heart is a cannibalistic narrative theme that appears regularly in a range of medieval writings. As a love story, it’s a gruesome reminder of both the pleasures and the pains of love. In the Lai d’Ignaure, the author infuses the tragic with the comedic, creating a tension for the reader around how to interpret the tale. Through the representation of female desire, cannibalism becomes a metaphor for love and reading, teaching how to erase the distance between self and other.
  • Pages: 393 to 412
  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08952-0
  • ISSN: 2115-6360
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08953-7.p.0393
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies, n° 36
  • Parution date: 01-29-2019
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Language: English

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