Date of Completion
College of Arts and Science Honors
Chaucer, Frye, Yvain, Lancelot, Butler, Perceval
An examination of female agency in chivalry through a close reading of the romances of Chrétien de Troyes. This thesis argues there exists a medieval model of mutual chivalry that balances power between two people in various relationships and allows them to grow together over the course of a quest. It is also argued that this model may be applied to modern relationships.
Anderson, Brendan Wyman, "Female Agency in the Age of Chivalry: Charting a Tradition of Mutual Chivalry in Chrétien de Troyes" (2015). UVM College of Arts and Sciences College Honors Theses. 6.