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Recommended reading for Chastity in Literature

Berry, Philippa. Of Chastity and Power: Elizabethan Literature and the Unmarried Queen. London: Routledge, 1989. Print.

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Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. Print.

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Dixon, Laurinda S. Perilous Chastity: Women and Illness in Pre-Enlightenment Art and Medicine. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995. Print.

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Eberle, Roxanne. Chastity and Transgression in Women’s Writing, 1792-1897: Interrupting the Harlot’s Progress. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001. Print.

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Frye, Susan.“Of Chastity and Rape: Edmund Spenser Confronts Elizabeth I in the Faerie Queene.” Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Ed. Christopher Cannon. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2001. 353-379. Print.

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Kelly, Kathleen C. Performing Virginity and Testing Chastity in the Middle Ages. London: Routledge, 2000. Print.

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McCarthy, Conor. Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook. London: Routledge, 2004. Print.

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McCracken, Peggy.“Chaste Subjects: Gender, Heroism, and Desire in the Grail Quest.” Queering the Middle Ages. Ed. Steven F. Kruger. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. 123-142. Print.

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Mudge, Bradford K. The Whore’s Story : Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830. Rochester and London: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.

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Salih, Sarah, ed. Medieval Virginities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. Print.

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Warner, Marina. Alone of All Her Sex : The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. New York: Knopf, 1976. Print.

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Warner, Marina. Monuments & Maidens : The Allegory of the Female Form. New York: Athenaeum, 1985. Print.

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Boehrer, Bruce Thomas.“’Carelesse Modestee’: Chastity As Politics in Book 3 of the Faerie Queene.” ELH 55 (1988): n. pag. Print.

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Gibson, Joan.“The Logic of Chastity: Women, Sex, and the History of Philosophy in the Early Modern Period.” Hypatia 21 (2006): n. pag. Print.

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Heiserman, Arthur.“Aphrodisian Chastity.” Critical Inquiry 2 (1975): n. pag. Print.

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Oppel, John.“Saint Jerome and the History of Sex.” Viator 24 (1993): n. pag. Print.

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Schwarz, Kathryn.“Chastity, Militant and Married: Cavendish’s Romance, Milton’s Masque.” PMLA 118 (2003): n. pag. Print.

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Stallybrass, Peter.“Reading the Body: The Revenger’s Tragedy and the Jacobean Theater of Consumption.” Renaissance Drama 18 (1987): n. pag. Print.

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