Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Rhetorics of Gender: Pernette du Guillet and a voice of one's own. Rabelais and the representation of male subjectivity: the Rondibilis episode as case study. Verba erotica: Marguerite de Navarre and the rhetoric of silence. Pedagogical graffiti and the rhetoric of conceit. Montaigne's family romance. Figures of the Body: A. Disfiguring the feminine: Architecture of the Utopian body: the blasons of Marot and Ronsard. Fictions of the body and the gender of the text in Ronsard's 1552 Amours.B. The text as body: My body, my text: Montaigne and the rhetoric of self-portraiture. Allegories of Repression: Maurice Scv̈e: the rhetoric of dream and the language of love. Sexuality and the political unconscious in Rabelais' Quatre Livre: three case studies: Pro-logos: excess and the golden mean --
B -Rabelais' comedy of cruelty: the chicanous episode. C -Rabelais in Papimania: power and the rule of law.