Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (Google eBook)

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

User Review  - Maria Maniaci - Goodreads

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)

User Review  - Nathaniel - Goodreads

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

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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