Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature (The New Middle Ages)

Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature (The New Middle Ages)

Tison Pugh


Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in center English Literature exposes the ways that ostensibly normative sexualities rely on queerness to shore up their claims of privilege. via readings of such vintage texts as The Canterbury stories, Pearl, Amis and Amiloun, and Eger and Grime, Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can frequently be claimed in basic terms after queerness has been rejected, irrespective of how attractive such queerness could stay on the story’s finish. Masculinity itself is therefore printed to be a queer functionality, one that heroic protagonists of medieval narratives include whereas still highlighting its constricting limitations.

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