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Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern (Series Q) Carolyn Dinshaw

Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern (Series Q)

Carolyn Dinshaw

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Carolyn Dinshaw, a Chaucer scholar and cofounding editor of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, reveals exceptional erudition and playful good sense in her study of the contradictory medieval discourse on same-sex relations, with specialMoreCarolyn Dinshaw, a Chaucer scholar and cofounding editor of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, reveals exceptional erudition and playful good sense in her study of the contradictory medieval discourse on same-sex relations, with special attention to the 14th-century Lollard reform movement in England. At the crossroads between medieval studies and cultural studies, she both honors and argues with the groundbreaking historical projects of Michel Foucault, John Boswell, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Homi K. Bhabha. In addition to looking into Chaucers The Cooks Tale, the Lollards Twelve Conclusions, and other conventional fare, she flexes her poststructural muscles in weird but lively excursions into Robert Glucks 1994 novel Margery Kempe and Quentin Tarantinos film Pulp Fiction. Ultimately, her aim is to suggest new ways of analyzing medieval sexual discourse, with its indeterminacies, contradictions, slippages, and of making relations across time with those distant discourses, people, places, and things in their very indeterminateness. --Regina Marler