Perverse Pastoralism and Medieval Melancholia in Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale
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Literature, British Isles; Medieval & Renaissance Studies
A Canterbury Tale, a 1944 'why we fight' film, mixes a pastoral celebration of England's history with a perverse plot concerning the peculiar Glue Man. The protagonists solve this mystery during their Canterbury pilgrimage and, in so doing, realize that England's glories depend upon accepting, not defeating, perversion. (TP)
"Perverse Pastoralism and Medieval Melancholia in Powell and Pressburger's A Canterbury Tale" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2017.