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Title Sexuality, sociality, and cosmology in medieval literary texts / edited by Jennifer N. Brown and Marla Segol.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  808.02 SEXU    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 194 pages ; 23 cm.
Series The new Middle Ages.
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Narrating sexuality, sociality and cosmology in medieval texts / Jennifer N. Brown and Marla Segol -- The whore as Imago Dei: being and abjection in Hrotzvit's rewriting of Thais / Helene Scheck -- Alan of Lille on the little bits that make a difference / Valerie Allen -- Queer hermeneutics and redemption in the cosmology of the Zohar / Marla Segol -- Born under the sign of Venus: phantasmatic desire and the Woman-Who-Never-Was in the Libro de buen amor / Nicholas Ealy -- The double bind of chivalric sexuality in the late-medieval English romance / Ilan Mitchell-Smith -- Divine orgasm and self-blazoning: the fragmented body of the female medieval visionary / Michelle M. Sauer -- Cosmology, sexuality and music in Robert Henryson's "Orpheus and Eurydice" / Jennifer N. Brown -- Cresseid's dignity: cosmology and sexuality in Henryson's "Testament" / Holly Crocker.
Summary "This collection seeks to explore the relation between sexuality and cosmology in a variety of literary texts from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries. The range is wide and yet it shows that medieval authors, whether lay or religious, Christian or Jewish, are grappling with the same sets of questions about sexuality: How does it conform to or reproduce world order? How might it disrupt that order? Does it bring people closer to the divine, or does it distance them? For all of the authors, the answers lie in their models of body and cosmos and how they work together"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Segol, Marla.
Brown, Jennifer N. (Jennifer Nancy)
Subject Sex in literature.
Cosmology, Medieval, in literature.
Religion in literature.
Religion and sociology.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Standard Number 40021781869
ISBN 9780230109803 (hbk.)
0230109802 (hbk.)