Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image

Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image

by E. Campbell
     
 
Troubled Vision is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the interface between gender, sexuality and vision in medieval culture. The volume represents an exciting array of scholarship dealing with visual and textual cultures from the Eleventh to the Fifteenth centuries. Bringing together a range of theoretical approaches that address the troubling

Overview

Troubled Vision is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the interface between gender, sexuality and vision in medieval culture. The volume represents an exciting array of scholarship dealing with visual and textual cultures from the Eleventh to the Fifteenth centuries. Bringing together a range of theoretical approaches that address the troubling effects of vision on medieval texts and images, the book mediates between medieval and modern constructions of gender and sexuality. Troubled Vision focuses thematically on four central themes: Desire, looking, representation and reading. Topics include the gender of the gaze, the visibility of queer desires, troubled representations of gender and sexuality, spectacle and reader response, and the visual troubling of modern critical categories.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A stimulating and engaging way to consider how vision is deployed - whether as privileged mediator or as deceptive medium - in the construction (and deconstruction) of gender categories." - The Medieval Review

"In Troubled Vision (and particularly in part two, "Troubled Looks," which is in many ways the heart of the volume), Campbell and Mills have provided a stimulating range of approaches to the intersection of vision, gender, and desire in pre-modern culture." - Suzanne Akbari, University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403963437
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Series:
The New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Emma Campbell is a specialist on Old French literature.

Robert Mills is a lecturer in English Literature in the English Department, King's College London.

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