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Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britain
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Introduction: A Light Thrown upon Darkness: Writing about Medieval British Sexuality - Robert Rouse Introduction: A Light Thrown upon Darkness: Writing about Medieval British Sexuality - Cory Rushton Open Manslaughter and Bold Bawdry: Male Sexuality as a Cause of Disruption in Malory's Morte Darthur - Kristina Hildebrand Erotic (Subject) Positions in Chaucer's Merchant's Tale - Amy S. Kaufman Enter the Bedroom: Managing Space for the Erotic in Middle English Romance - Megan G. Leitch 'Naked as a nedyll': The Eroticism of Malory's Elaine - Yvette Kisor 'How love and I togedre met': Gower, Amans and the Lessons of Venus in the Confessio Amantis - Samantha J. Rayner 'Bogeysliche as a boye': Performing Sexuality in William of Palerne - Hannah Priest Fairy Lovers: Sexuality, Order and Narrative in Medieval Romance - Aisling Byrne Text as Stone: Desire, Sex and the Figurative Hermaphrodite in the Ordinal and Compound of Alchemy - Cynthea Masson Animality, Sexuality and the Abject in Three of Dunbar's Satirical Poems - Anna Caughey The Awful Passion of Pandarus - Cory Rushton Invisible Woman: Rape as a Chivalric Necessity in Medieval Romance - Amy N. Vines

About the Author

ROBERT ROUSE Associate Professor, Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. MEGAN G. LEITCH is is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University, Wales. ROBERT ROUSE Associate Professor, Department of English at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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This collection successfully demonstrates the complexity of medieval sexual culture and would be useful for any with an interest in gender, sexuality, and Middle English romance. * CERAE *
Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britain, with its nuanced and carefully researched and contextualized literary analyses, offers a crucial counterbalance to what is still at times the prevailing, Foucauldian, view of the Middle Ages. * SPECULUM *

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