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Homoeroticism and Chivalry

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Zeikowitz explores both affirming and denigrating discourses of male same-sex desire in diverse fourteenth-century chivalric texts... Lire la suite
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Zeikowitz explores both affirming and denigrating discourses of male same-sex desire in diverse fourteenth-century chivalric texts and describes the sociopolitical forces motivating those discourses. He attempts to dethrone traditional heteronormative views by drawing attention to culturally normative 'queer' desire. Zeikowitz articulates possible homoeroticized spectatorial interactions between male readers and imagined or actual model knights, dramatized accounts of same-sex unions, and mutually stimulating - or competing - forces of homosocial and heterosexual desire in chivalric texts, such as Charny's Book of Chivalry , Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , and Troilus and Criseyde . He also examines how intimate male bonds are rendered sodomitically-inflected, dangerous attachments in chronicle narratives of the reigns of Edward II and Richard II.

Auteur
RICHARD E. ZEIKOWITZ is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Alabama.

Contenu
Articulating Premodern Male Homoeroticism PART ONE: AFFIRMATIONS OF MALE SAME-SEX DESIRE Introduction: Promoting Homosocial Intimacy Chivalric Bonds and the Ideals of Friendship Competing Desires Homoerotic Identifications Male-Male Gazing PART TWO: DENIGRATIONS OF MALE SAME-SEX DESIRE Introduction: Sodomy as a Discursive Weapon Sodomy, Politics, and Male-Male Desire Dramatized Sodomitical Discourse: The Case of Troilus and Pandarus Afterword: Queer Lessons from the Fourteenth-Century

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Homoeroticism and Chivalry
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Code EAN: 9781349730681
ISBN: 1349730688
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan US
nombre de pages: 232
Poids: 254g
Taille: H203mm x B127mm x T12mm
Année: 2003
Auflage: 1st ed. 2003

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