- The new Middle Ages
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Whore as Imago Dei: Being and Abjection in in Hrotsvit's Rewriting of Thais / Helene Scheck -- 2.Alan of Lille on the Little Bits that Make a Difference / Valerie Allen -- 3.Queer Hermeneutics and Redemption in the Cosmology of the Zohar / Marla Segol -- 4.Born Under the Sign of Venus: Phantasmatic Desire and the Woman-Who-Never-Was in the Libro De Buen Amor / Nicholas Ealy -- 5.The Double Bind of Chivalric Sexuality in the Late-Medieval English Romance / Ilan Mitchell-Smith -- 6.Divine Orgasm and Self-Blazoning: The Fragmented Body of the Female Medieval Visionary / Michelle M. Sauer -- 7.Cosmology, Sexuality, and Music in Robert Henryson's "Orpheus and Eurydice" / Jennifer N. Brown -- 8.Cresseid's Dignity: Cosmology and Sexuality in Henryson's "Testament" / Holly Crocker.
- "For many medieval authors, sexuality was the ultimate expression of embodiment. Sexuality could be a medium for human communication with the divine, but it could also be a barrier when not conceptualized or practiced correctly. Broad in scope, this collection shows several operating models of body and cosmos. Exploring the relation between sexuality and cosmology in a variety of literary texts from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, the essays reveal that medieval authors, whether lay or religious, Christian or Jewish, were grappling with the same sets of questions about sexuality as people are today"--Provided by publisher.
"This collection seeks to explore the relation between sexuality and cosmology in a variety of literary texts from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries. The range is wide and yet it shows that medieval authors, whether lay or religious, Christian or Jewish, are grappling with the same sets of questions about sexuality: How does it conform to or reproduce world order? How might it disrupt that order? Does it bring people closer to the divine, or does it distance them? For all of the authors, the answers lie in their models of body and cosmos and how they work together"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780230109803 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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