1st Edition

Becoming Male in the Middle Ages

ISBN 9780815337706
Published October 1, 1999 by Routledge
408 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents


Becoming and Unbecoming Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler

Body Doubles: Producing the Masculine Corpus   D. Vance Smith

Becoming Christian, Becoming Male? Steven F. Kruger

Where the Boys Are: Children and Sex in the Anglo-Saxon Penitentials Allen J. Frantzen

Ironic Intertextuality and the Reader's Resistance to Heroic Masculinity in the Waltharius   David Townsend

Abelard and (Re)writing the Male Body: Castration, Identity, and Remasculinization Martin Irvine

Origenary Fantasies: Abelard's Castration and Confession Bonnie Wheeler

Abelard's Blissful Castration Yves Ferroul

Eunuchs who Keep the Sabbath: Becoming Male and the Ascetic Ideal in Thirteenth-Century Jewish Mysticism Elliot R. Wolfson

Sharing Wine, Women, and Song: Masculine Identity Formation in the Medieval European Universities Ruth Mazo Karras

Wolf Man Leslie Dunton-Downer

Gowther Among the Dogs: Becoming Inhuman C. 1400 Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Erotic Discipline...Or "Tee Hee, I like my boys to be girls": Inventing with the Body in Chaucer's Miller's Tale   Glenn Burger

The Pardoner, Veiled and Unveiled Robert S. Sturges

Transvestite Knights in Medieval Life and Literature Ad Putter

The Vicious Guise: Effeminacy, Sodomy, and Mankind      Garrett P. J. Epp

Outlaw Masculinities: Drag, Blackface, and Late Medieval Laboring-Class Festivities  Claire Sponsler

Normative Heterosexuality in History and Theory: The Case of Sir David Lindsay of the Mount R. James Goldstein

On Becoming-Male Michael Uebel


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English and Human Sciences at George Washington University. His publications include Monster Theory: Reading Culture, Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages, and The Postcolonial Middle Ages. Bonnie Wheeler directs the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University. She is series editor of The New Middle Ages and edits the journal Arthuriana.