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The Resource How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time, Carolyn Dinshaw

How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time, Carolyn Dinshaw

Label
How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time
Title
How soon is now?
Title remainder
medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Dinshaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How Soon Is Now? performs a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through its revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well as of the potential queerness of time itself. Carolyn Dinshaw focuses on medieval tales of asynchrony and on engagements with these medieval temporal worlds by amateur readers centuries later. In doing so, she illuminates forms of desirous, embodied being that are out of sync with ordinarily linear measurements of everyday life, that involve multiple temporalities, that precipitate out of time altogether. Dinshaw claims the possibility of a fuller, denser, more crowded now that theorists tell us is extant but that often eludes our temporal grasp. Whether discussing Victorian men of letters who parodied the Book of John Mandeville, a fictionalized fourteenth-century travel narrative, or Hope Emily Allen, modern coeditor of the early-fifteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe, Dinshaw argues that these and other medievalists outside the academy inhabit different temporalities than modern professionals operating according to the clock. How Soon Is Now? clears space for amateurs, hobbyists, and dabblers who approach medieval worlds from positions of affect and attachment, from desires to build other kinds of worlds. Unruly, untimely, they urge us toward a disorderly and asynchronous collective
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dinshaw, Carolyn,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN56.T5
LC item number
D56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time in literature
  • Time
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Queer theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Time in literature
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Queer theory
  • Time
  • HISTORY / Medieval
Label
How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time, Carolyn Dinshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asynchrony stories : monks, kings, sleepers and other time travelers
  • Temporally oriented : the book of John Mandeville, British India, philology and the postcolonial medievalist
  • In the now : Margery Kempe, Hope Emily Allen and me
  • Out of sync in the Catskills : Rip van Winkle, Geoffrey Crayon, James I, and other ghosts
Control code
822890020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822395911
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 417609
  • 22573/ctv111zcq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822890020
Label
How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time, Carolyn Dinshaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Asynchrony stories : monks, kings, sleepers and other time travelers
  • Temporally oriented : the book of John Mandeville, British India, philology and the postcolonial medievalist
  • In the now : Margery Kempe, Hope Emily Allen and me
  • Out of sync in the Catskills : Rip van Winkle, Geoffrey Crayon, James I, and other ghosts
Control code
822890020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822395911
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 417609
  • 22573/ctv111zcq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822890020

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