Sexuality and its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature
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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2 Abandoning Desires Desiring Readers and the Divinely Queer Triangle of Pearl
Gendered Carnival Social Ideologies and Masculinity under Duress in the Canterbury Tales
Queer Fidelities and Contractual Hermaphroditism in Chaucers Clerks Tale
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 Grime
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