Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature.
By: Pugh, Tison.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The New Middle Ages: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).ISBN: 9780230610521.Subject(s): English literature - Middle English, 1100-1500 - History and criticism | English literature | Gender identity in literature | Heterosexuality in literature | Homosexuality in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English LiteratureDDC classification: 820.9/35380902 | 820.9001 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature; 2 Abandoning Desires, Desiring Readers, and the Divinely Queer Triangle of Pearl; 3 Queering Harry Bailly: Gendered Carnival, Social Ideologies, and Masculinity under Duress in the Canterbury Tales; 4 "He nedes moot unto the pley assente": Queer Fidelities and Contractual Hermaphroditism in Chaucer's Clerk's Tale; 5 From Boys to Men to Hermaphrodites to Eunuchs: Queer Formations of Romance Masculinity and the Hagiographic Death Drive in Amis and Amiloun
6 Queer Castration, Patriarchal Privilege, and the Comic Phallus in Eger and Grime7 Conclusion: Compulsory Queerness and the Pleasures of Medievalism; Notes; Bibliography; Index
This book 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 and Eger and Grime, Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can often be claimed only after queerness has been rejected.
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