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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


European Studies

Reader 1

Corey Tazzara

Reader 2

Kenneth Wolf

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In this thesis, I examine Chaucer through the lens of the Querelle des Femmes. It has been widely accepted that Chaucer was a proto-feminist, due to his poems that centered on the lives of women, and the prologue for the iconic Wife of Bath, but I will prove that, in reality, the stories in The Canterbury Tales are not about women, but rather about men and that Chaucer upholds systems of patriarchy. Overall, Chaucer’s works are homo-social, meaning they are about and for men.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.