Professor Holly Crocker

Visiting Research Fellow

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Home Institution: University of South Carolina

Project:

Virtue Unbecoming: Women’s Ethical Action from Chaucer to Shakespeare

This project addresses the tension between the theory and practice of feminine virtue in late medieval and early modern literature. Poets including Chaucer, Fletcher, Henryson, Lodge, Lydgate, Shakespeare, and Spenser challenge the abstract feminine ideals of conduct books,