A re-examination of medieval attitudes towards gender and sexuality from postmodern theoretical perspectives. Thirteen contributions examine homosexuality in a range of literary genres, including works by Chaucer, Christine de Pizan, Dante, philosophical and dramatic works. The essays also examine the political and intellectual context of medieval literature and philosophy, such as Edward II's reign, and the effect of modern gender theory and AIDS on medieval studies.
About the Author
Glenn Burger, Lesley Cormack, Jonathan Hart, and Natalia Pylypiuk teach at universities across North America and are all members of the Medieval and Early Modern Institute. Glenn Burger teaches in the Departments of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests include issues of sex, gendre and sexuality in medieval literature, especially Chaucer, as well as East/West relations. He is the editor of Hetoum's A Lytell Cronycle, co-editor with Steve F. Kruger of Queering in the Middle Ages and author of Chaucer's Queer Nation.