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The Resource Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature, Dana Oswald

Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature, Dana Oswald

Label
Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature
Title
Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature
Statement of responsibility
Dana Oswald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Case studies of Wonders of the East, Beowulf, Mandeville's Travels, the Alliterative Morte Arthure and Sir Gowther reveal a shift in attitudes toward the gendered and sexed body, and thus toward identity, between the two periods: while Old English authors and artists respond to the threat of the gendered, monstrous form by erasing it, Middle English writers allow transgressive and monstrous bodies to transform and therefore integrate into society. This metamorphosis enables redemption for some monsters, while other monstrous bodies become dangerously flexible and invisible, threatening the communities they infiltrate. These changing cultural reactions to monstrous bodies demonstrate the precarious relationship between body and identity in medieval literature
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oswald, Dana
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender in the Middle Ages,
Series volume
volume 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Monsters in literature
Label
Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature, Dana Oswald
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sex and the single monster -- The indecent bodies of the Wonders of the East -- Dismemberment as erasure : the monstrous body in Beowulf -- Circulation and transformation : the monstrous feminine in Mandeville's travels -- Paternity and monstrosity in the alliterative Morte Arthure and Sir Gowther -- Conclusion : transformation and the trace of the monster
Control code
ocn774293888
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z01rv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293888
Label
Monsters, gender, and sexuality in medieval English literature, Dana Oswald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : sex and the single monster -- The indecent bodies of the Wonders of the East -- Dismemberment as erasure : the monstrous body in Beowulf -- Circulation and transformation : the monstrous feminine in Mandeville's travels -- Paternity and monstrosity in the alliterative Morte Arthure and Sir Gowther -- Conclusion : transformation and the trace of the monster
Control code
ocn774293888
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z01rv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)774293888

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