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The New Middle Ages

Troubled Vision

Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image

Editors: Campbell, E., Mills, R. (Eds.)

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Troubled Vision is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores the interface between gender, sexuality and vision in medieval culture. The volume represents an exciting array of scholarship dealing with visual and textual cultures from the Eleventh to the Fifteenth centuries. Bringing together a range of theoretical approaches that address the troubling effects of vision on medieval texts and images, the book mediates between medieval and modern constructions of gender and sexuality. Troubled Vision focuses thematically on four central themes: Desire, looking, representation and reading. Topics include the gender of the gaze, the visibility of queer desires, troubled representations of gender and sexuality, spectacle and reader response, and the visual troubling of modern critical categories.

About the authors

EMMA CAMPBELL is a specialist on Old French literature. She has published articles in French Studies and Comparative Literature and is currently completing a doctoral thesis on Old French saints' lives at King's College London. She was winner of the Gapper prize 2002 for the best essay in postgraduate French studies in the British Isles.

ROBERT MILLS is a lecturer in English Literature in the English Department, King's College London and a specialist on late-medieval visual culture. His book Visions of Excess: Pain, Pleasure and the Penal Imaginary in Late-Medieval Art and Culture is forthcoming; he is co-editor, with Bettina Bildhauer, of a collection of essays on The Monstrous Middle Ages, and has published articles on medieval gender and sexuality in journals such as Exemplaria and New Medieval Literatures.

Reviews

"A stimulating and engaging way to consider how vision is deployed - whether as privileged mediator or as deceptive medium - in the construction (and deconstruction) of gender categories." - The Medieval Review

"In Troubled Vision (and particularly in part two, "Troubled Looks," which is in many ways the heart of the volume), Campbell and Mills have provided a stimulating range of approaches to the intersection of vision, gender, and desire in pre-modern culture." - Suzanne Akbari, University of Toronto


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Troubled Vision

    Campbell, Emma (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Picturing Same-Sex Desire: The Falconer and His Lover in Images by Petrus Christus and the Housebook Master

    Wolfthal, Diane

    Pages 17-46

  • Visible and Invisible Bodies and Subjects in Peter Damian

    Burgwinkle, William

    Pages 47-62

  • Seeing Women Troubadours without the “-itz” and “-isms”

    Nicholson, Francesca

    Pages 63-76

  • The Look of Love: The Gender of the Gaze in Troubadour Lyric

    Gaunt, Simon

    Pages 79-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Troubled Vision
Book Subtitle
Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image
Editors
  • E. Campbell
  • R. Mills
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11451-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-11451-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6343-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-73196-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 243
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