This article examines the well-noted gender subversion in the famous Bedroom Scenes in the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In line with previous gender studies of this poem, it argues for Gawain's feminized and queered body, but departs from them by analyzing the scenes from a visually stimulating perspective achieved by means of examining Gawain's images in Courtly Love literature, objects, and iconographical tradi-tions. Through a close textual reading, this paper shows how the Gawain-poet, with his playful puns and verbal allusions to contemporary trousse de toilette for women, vividly represents the cat-and-mouse game between Lady Bertilak and Gawain, to crystalize the knight's ＂contained＂ body, and the poem's fetishistic and iconoclastic sentiments detectable through the subverted gender relation.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Knight in the Casket: Text and Objects in the Bedroom Scenes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Pages (from-to)||57 - 95|
|Number of pages||39|
|State||Published - 31 Dec 2017|