➮ [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.
- 360 pages
- Getting Medieval - PB
- Carolyn Dinshaw
- 22 September 2014 Carolyn Dinshaw