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The Resource Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature, Tison Pugh

Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature, Tison Pugh

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Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature
Title
Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature
Statement of responsibility
Tison Pugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature exposes the ways in which ostensibly normative sexualities depend upon queerness to shore up their claims of privilege. Through readings of such classic texts as The Canterbury Tales, Pearl, Amis and Amiloun, and Eger and Grime, Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can often be claimed only after queerness has been rejected, no matter how appealing such queerness might remain at the story's end. Masculinity itself is thus revealed to be a queer performance, one which heroic protagonists of medieval narratives embody while nonetheless highlighting its constricting limitations."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Pugh, Tison
Dewey number
820.9/35380902
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.G44
LC item number
P84 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The new Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Heterosexuality in literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
Label
Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature, Tison Pugh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-213) 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: Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature -- Abandoning desires, desiring readers, and the divinely queer triangle of Pearl -- Queering Harry Bailly: gendered carnival, social ideologies, and masculinity under duress in the Cantebury Tales -- "He nedes moot unto the pley assente": queer fidelities and contractual hermaphroditism in Chaucer's Clerk's Tale -- From boys to men to hermaphrodites to eunuchs: queer formations of romance masculinity and the hagiographic death drive in Amis and Amiloun -- Queer castration, patriarchal privilege, and the comic phallus in Eger and Grime -- Conclusion: compulsory queerness and the pleasures of medievalism
Control code
155122375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781403984876
Lccn
2007026994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)155122375
Label
Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature, Tison Pugh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-213) 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: Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature -- Abandoning desires, desiring readers, and the divinely queer triangle of Pearl -- Queering Harry Bailly: gendered carnival, social ideologies, and masculinity under duress in the Cantebury Tales -- "He nedes moot unto the pley assente": queer fidelities and contractual hermaphroditism in Chaucer's Clerk's Tale -- From boys to men to hermaphrodites to eunuchs: queer formations of romance masculinity and the hagiographic death drive in Amis and Amiloun -- Queer castration, patriarchal privilege, and the comic phallus in Eger and Grime -- Conclusion: compulsory queerness and the pleasures of medievalism
Control code
155122375
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781403984876
Lccn
2007026994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)155122375

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