Getting Medieval - PB MOBI ✓ Getting Medieval PDF

Getting Medieval - PB MOBI ✓ Getting Medieval PDF


Getting Medieval - PB ➮ [Read] ➪ Getting Medieval - PB By Carolyn Dinshaw ➺ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In Getting Medieval Carolyn Dinshaw examines communities—dissident and orthodox—in late fourteenth and early fifteenth century England to create a new sense of ueer history Reaching beyond both me In Getting Medieval Carolyn Dinshaw examines communities—dissident and orthodox—in late fourteenth and early fifteenth century England to create a new sense of ueer history Reaching beyond both medieval and ueer studies Dinshaw Getting Medieval PDF or demonstrates in this challenging work how intellectual inuiry into pre modern societies can contribute invaluably to current issues in cultural studies In the process she makes important connections between past and present cultures that until now have not been realized In her pursuit of historical analyses that embrace the heterogeneity and indeterminacy of sex and sexuality Dinshaw examines canonical Middle English texts such as the Canterbury Tales and The Book of Margery Kempe She examines polemics around the religious dissidents known as the Lollards as well as accounts of prostitutes in London to address uestions of how particular sexual practices and identifications were normalized while others were proscribed By exploring contemporary misappropriations of medieval tropes in texts ranging from uentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to recent Congressional debates on US cultural production Dinshaw demonstrates how such modern media can serve to reinforce constrictive heteronormative values and deny the multifarious nature of history Finally she works with and against the theories of Michel Foucault Homi K Bhabha Roland Barthes and John Boswell to show how deconstructionist impulses as well as historical perspectives can further an understanding of community in both pre and postmodern societies This long anticipated volume will be indispensible to medieval and ueer scholars and will be welcomed by a larger cultural studies audience.

  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • Getting Medieval - PB
  • Carolyn Dinshaw
  • English
  • 22 September 2014
  • 9780822323655

4 thoughts on “Getting Medieval - PB

  1. L. L. says:

    The book’s title Dinshaw explains is a reference to a scene from Pulp Fiction of vengeance following “sodomitical” rape in an SM dungeon which elicits the image of the medieval “ritualized torturous dark and perverse” in a film full of violence 185 Perhaps that’s a valid reflection on contemporary views of the middle ages but I can’t help but think that director uentin Tarantino is an anomaly hardly a representative of contemporary US worldview or societal values Then perhaps Chaucer is similarly unrepresentative; certainly Rykener the London transvestite prostitute from Chapter 2 is an aberration Yet probably so are most of Dinshaw’s characters Her point about female saints generating “plenty of disruption in their families and communities” 158 in ways that might suggest ueerness reminds me of the oft misattributed Laurel Thatcher Ulrich uotation “well behaved women seldom make history” Normative behavior is hardly compelling to history; the anomalies are what inspire the “palpable connections across time” that trigger the “rupture of historical identity” Dinshaw describes amongst the pleasures of ueer history 36

  2. Mackenzie Mackenzie says:

    A useful book not only for medieval scholars but for ueer scholars working in any time period She is exhaustive in outlining her critical methods using an extended introduction to do for ueer historiography something like what Eve Sedgwick did for ueer theory with the intro to Epistemology of the Closet Dinshaw is interested in looking at the way society's 'untouchables' have touched one another across time thus building an identificatory community and writing a strategic history of illegal sexuality

  3. Karl Steel Karl Steel says:

    Beginnings of a review here

  4. Liza Liza says:

    There is a lot to love here I didn't think I cared about Medieval history but this book made me realize it is actually related to the only thing I care about any ueer community

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4 thoughts on “Getting Medieval - PB

  1. L. L. says:

    The book’s title Dinshaw explains is a reference to a scene from Pulp Fiction of vengeance following “sodomitical” rape in an SM dungeon which elicits the image of the medieval “ritualized torturous dark and perverse” in a film full of violence 185 Perhaps that’s a valid reflection on contemporary views of the middle ages but I can’t help but think that director uentin Tarantino is an anomaly hardly a representative of contemporary US worldview or societal values Then perhaps Chaucer is similarly unrepresentative; certainly Rykener the London transvestite prostitute from Chapter 2 is an aberration Yet probably so are most of Dinshaw’s characters Her point about female saints generating “plenty of disruption in their families and communities” 158 in ways that might suggest ueerness reminds me of the oft misattributed Laurel Thatcher Ulrich uotation “well behaved women seldom make history” Normative behavior is hardly compelling to history; the anomalies are what inspire the “palpable connections across time” that trigger the “rupture of historical identity” Dinshaw describes amongst the pleasures of ueer history 36

  2. Mackenzie Mackenzie says:

    A useful book not only for medieval scholars but for ueer scholars working in any time period She is exhaustive in outlining her critical methods using an extended introduction to do for ueer historiography something like what Eve Sedgwick did for ueer theory with the intro to Epistemology of the Closet Dinshaw is interested in looking at the way society's 'untouchables' have touched one another across time thus building an identificatory community and writing a strategic history of illegal sexuality

  3. Karl Steel Karl Steel says:

    Beginnings of a review here

  4. Liza Liza says:

    There is a lot to love here I didn't think I cared about Medieval history but this book made me realize it is actually related to the only thing I care about any ueer community

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