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From Beasts to Souls: Gender and Embodiment in Medieval Europe
     

From Beasts to Souls: Gender and Embodiment in Medieval Europe

by E. Jane Burns
 

This volume asks how medieval cultural representations of nonhuman or partially human creatures, whether literary, visual, religious, or theological, give us new ways to think about gender and embodiment on a broad theoretical spectrum. Contributors explore that question in a range of medieval contexts extending from learned debates to everyday objects of popular

Overview

This volume asks how medieval cultural representations of nonhuman or partially human creatures, whether literary, visual, religious, or theological, give us new ways to think about gender and embodiment on a broad theoretical spectrum. Contributors explore that question in a range of medieval contexts extending from learned debates to everyday objects of popular culture. Their essays draw on depictions of differently bodied creatures in the Middle Ages to dislodge and reconfigure long-standing views of the body as always human and the human body as merely male or female.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268022327
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,247,149
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

E. Jane Burns is the Druscilla French Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, and adjunct professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
 
Peggy McCracken is professor of French, women's studies, and comparative literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
 
Contributors: Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, E. Jane Burns, Jeffrey J. Cohen, Dyan Elliott, Noah D. Guynn, Peggy McCracken, Ann Marie Rasmussen, and Elizabeth Robertson. 

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