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- LSU Press 2013; US$ 42.50
For the U.S. South, the myth of chivalric masculinity dominates the cultural and historical landscape. Visions of white southern men as archetypes of honor and gentility run throughout regional narratives with little regard for the actions and, at times, the atrocities committed by such men. In Queer Chivalry, Tison Pugh exposes the inherent contradictions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
This book exposes the ways in which ostensibly normative sexualities depend upon queerness to shore up their claims of privilege. Through readings of such classic texts as The Canterbury Tales and Eger and Grime , Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can often be claimed only after queerness has been rejected. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 133.00
Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children?s Literature examines distinguished classics of children?s literature both old and new?including L. Frank Baum?s Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder?s Little House series, J. K. Rowling?s Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket?s A Series of Unfortunate Events , and Stephenie Meyer?s Twilight... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
This collection examines the intersection between the products of the Disney Corporation and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages. The contributors explores Disney's accounts of the Middle Ages and their political and cultural ramifications, analyzing how these re-creations of a fairy-tale past function in modern society. more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95
Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered the father of English literature. This introduction begins with a review of his life and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England and then expands into analyses of such major works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, of course, the Canterbury Tales, examining them alongside a selection... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2008; US$ 90.00
New studies of the problem of medieval masculinity, and Chaucer's treatment of it. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95
From King Arthur and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by two of the leading contemporary scholars of medieval literature, and explores:... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They, among others, ushered in a provocative acting... more...