1st Edition

Becoming Male in the Middle Ages

Edited By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Bonnie Wheeler Copyright 1997
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1997. Most work in gender studies has focused on women. This volume brings together various forms of gender theory, especially feminist and queer theory, to explore how men made cultures and culture made men, in the Middle Ages.


    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



    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.