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A re-assessment of medieval attitudes in the direction of gender and sexuality from postmodern theoretical views. 13 contributions learn homosexuality in a number of literary genres, together with works through Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, Dante, philosophical and dramatic works. The essays additionally learn the political and highbrow context of medieval literature and philosophy, similar to Edward II's reign, and the influence of contemporary gender conception and AIDS on medieval reports.

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Forty-one. Visions of Heaven and Hell, ed. Gardiner, 210: "The such a lot loathsome and serious of all continues to be nonetheless to be informed, simply because all who have been punished there have been in charge of a wickedness in lifestyles that's unmentionable by means of a Christian, or perhaps through a heathen or pagan. these hence have been always attacked by means of large fiery monsters, terrible past description. regardless of their competition, these dedicated on them an identical damnable crimes they had been responsible of in the world. Their cries have been horrid till they it sounds as if fainted lifeless, after which they back revived to be uncovered to clean torments. " forty two. For same-sex intercourse within the penitentials, see James A. Brundage, legislations, intercourse, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe (Chicago: collage of Chicago Press, 1987), 166-69. It used to be Michel Foucault who first observed the penitentials, and specifically the emphasis on confession within the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215, because the production of a responsible self that needed to identify THE POSE OF THE Q U E E R its pleasures. See The heritage of Sexuality, vol. 1, An creation, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: classic, 1980), fifty eight. forty three. The quotation is from the remark of the Anonimofiorentino, brought up in Singleton, ed. , Inferno, vol. 2, 270. See additionally Singleton's broader dialogue of the early commentaries' remedy of the connection with Priscian (269-70), and Lillian M. Bisson, "Brunette Latini as a Failed Mentor," Medievalia et Humanistica 18 (1992): 1-13. it's major that nudity is a part of the iconography of Priscian educating grammar within the center a long time. ordinarily his younger fees are bare and he's within the midst flogging them, or at the very least brandishing a phallic rod. In our miniature, against this, it's the ex-master who's bare and the scholar who's clothed and within the dominant place. For the iconography of grammar, see John E. Murdoch, Album of technology: Antiquity and the center a long time (New York: Scribner's, 1984), 206. For the organization of sadomasochistic monastic delusion and thoughts of painful language studying in early life, see Karl F. Morrison, "Incentives for learning the Liberal Arts," within the Seven Liberal Arts within the heart a long time, ed. David L Wagner (Bloomington: Indiana college Press, 1986), forty six. For sodomy and grammatical routines within the medieval lecture room, see Marjorie Curry Woods, "The instructing of Writing in Medieval Europe," in a brief background of Writing guide from historical Greece to Twentieth-Century the USA, ed. James J. Murphy (Davis, Calif. : Hermagoras Press, 1990), 90-91; Jeffrey T. Schnapp, "Dante's Sexual Solecisms: Gender and style within the Commedia," within the New Medievalism, ed. Marina S. Brownlee, Kevin Brownlee, and Stephen J. Nichols (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins collage Press, 1991), 201-25; and John Paul Ricco, "Queering limitations: Semen and visible illustration from the center a long time and within the period of the AIDS Crisis," in homosexual and Lesbian reviews in artwork historical past, ed. Whitney Davis (New York: Haworth Press, 1994), sixty three. forty four. Florence, Biblioteca Medici-Laurenziana, MS Strozzi 146, fol. 21. forty five. Robert M.

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