Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages

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U of Minnesota Press, 1999 - History - 235 pages
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A psychoanalytic look at the representation of monsters, giants and masculinity in medieval texts. The phenomenon of giants and giant-slaying appear in various texts from the Anglo-Saxon to late Middle English period, including Beowulf, The Knight and the Lion, History of the Kings of Britain and several of Chaucer's books.
  

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Review: Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, And The Middle Ages (Medieval Cultures #17)

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Interesting, and pretty readable. He goes a little Lacan-happy in places, but overall it's a good intro to the why and how of monsters, and why society needs to perpetuate them. Read full review

Review: Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, And The Middle Ages (Medieval Cultures #17)

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an interesting and entertaining lacanian/ historical consideration of giants in medieval literature. Read full review

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Contents

The Ruins of Identity
1
Monstrous Origin Body Nation Family
29
The Body in Pieces Identity and the Monstrous in Romance
62
The Giant of SelfFiguration Diminishing Masculinity in Chaucers Tale of Sir Thopas
96
The Body Hybrid Giants DogMen and Becoming Inhuman
119
Exorbitance
142
Transhistoricity
185
Notes
187
Bibliography
211
Index
231
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Monsters, Giants, Sexuality, and Dismemberment
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Of Giants
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COHEN, JEFFREY JEROME, MEDIEVAL IDENTITY MACHINES. MEDIEVAL ...
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Jeffrey Cohen's Homepage
An electronic version of a lecture excerpted from the first chapter of my book Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (University of Minnesota Press, ...
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In the Middle: The Anxiety of the Influence of Medieval Identity ...
Cohen's is Medieval Identity Machines [2nd favorite--Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages]. When I had my students at Southern Illinois University ...
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Beyond the State in the State
42Cohen, Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages, 8. 43Levinas, Totality and Infinity, 152. 44Carol Braun Pasternack, “Post-structuralist theories: ...
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The Beowulf manuscript reconsidered: Reading Beowulf in late Anglo ...
Of Giants. Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages. Minneapolis/London : University of Minnesota Press. Connerton, Paul. 1989. How Societies Remember. ...
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IV Middle English: Chaucer -- ALLEN and CONNOLLY 80 (1): 183 ...
... essay last year on Sir Thopas (YWES 79[2000] 217–18) is expanded as a chapter in his stimulating book, Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages. ...
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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Associate Professor of English and Human Sciences at George Washington University.

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