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Chaucer's (anti-) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages, Tison Pugh

Label
Chaucer's (anti-) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages
Title
Chaucer's (anti-) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Tison Pugh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using queer theory to untangle all types of nonnormative sexual identities, Tison Pugh uses Chaucer{u2019}s work to expose the ongoing tension in the Middle Ages between an erotic culture that glorified love as an ennobling passion and an anti-erotic religious and philosophical tradition that denigrated love and (perhaps especially) its enactments. Chaucer{u2019}s (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages considers the many ways in which anti-eroticisms complicate the conventional image of Chaucer. With chapters addressing such topics as mutual masochism, homosocial brotherhood, necrotic erotics, queer families, and the eroticisms of Chaucer{u2019}s God, Chaucer{u2019}s (Anti-)Eroticisms will forever change the way readers see the Canterbury Tales and Chaucer{u2019}s other masterpieces. For Chaucer, erotic pursuits establish the thrust and tenor of many of his narratives, as they also expose the frustrations inherent in pursuing desires frowned upon by the religious foundations of Western medieval culture. One cannot love freely within an ideological framework that polices sexuality and privileges the anti-erotic Christian ideals of virginity and chastity, yet loving queerly creates escapes from social structures inimical to amour and its expressions in the medieval period. Thus Chaucer is not just England{u2019}s foundational love poet, he is also England{u2019}s foundational queer poet. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pugh, Tison
Dewey number
821/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1933.H66
LC item number
P84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Interventions: new studies in medieval culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eroticism in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Eroticism in literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
Chaucer's (anti-) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages, Tison Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mutual masochism and the hermaphroditic courtly lady in Chaucer's Franklin's tale -- "For to be sworne bretheren til they deye": satirizing queer brotherhood in the Chaucerian corpus -- Necrotic erotics in Chaucerian romance: loving women, loving death, and destroying civilization in The Knight's tale and Troilus and Criseyde -- Queer families in Tthe Canterbury tales: fathers, children, and abusive erotics -- Chaucer's (anti-) erotic god -- Epilogue: Chaucer's avian amorousness
Control code
877844556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780814212646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877844556
Label
Chaucer's (anti-) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages, Tison Pugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mutual masochism and the hermaphroditic courtly lady in Chaucer's Franklin's tale -- "For to be sworne bretheren til they deye": satirizing queer brotherhood in the Chaucerian corpus -- Necrotic erotics in Chaucerian romance: loving women, loving death, and destroying civilization in The Knight's tale and Troilus and Criseyde -- Queer families in Tthe Canterbury tales: fathers, children, and abusive erotics -- Chaucer's (anti-) erotic god -- Epilogue: Chaucer's avian amorousness
Control code
877844556
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 242 pages
Isbn
9780814212646
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877844556

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