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The New Middle Ages

Queering Richard Rolle

Mystical Theology and the Hermit in Fourteenth-Century England

Authors: Roman, Christopher M.

  • Complicates the life, writing, and theology of a mysterious but compelling medieval figureRecasts the vitality of Rolle’s theological concerns and its influence on mystical thought during the periodProvides cross-over appeal for scholars in history, literary studies, cultural studies, sexuality studies, queer theory, queer theology, and gender studies

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About this book

This book examines three aspects of Rolle’s thinking used throughout this work: his ontology, phenomenology, and sound ecology. These facets of his work invoke both a way of understanding being in the world, an opening up of the body in queer ways to experience the divine, and a way to consider divine contemplation in terms of singing the body. 
Queering Richard Rolle considers how Rolle navigates queer, eremitic conduct in order to create an identity always in process

About the authors

Christopher M. Roman is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Queering the Hermit

    Roman, Christopher M.

    Pages 1-24

  • Richard Rolle’s Eremitic Ontology

    Roman, Christopher M.

    Pages 25-53

  • The Phenomenology of the Open Body

    Roman, Christopher M.

    Pages 55-84

  • Richard Rolle’s Ecology of Canor: An Aesthetics of Desire

    Roman, Christopher M.

    Pages 85-115

  • Epilogue: Three Vignettes

    Roman, Christopher M.

    Pages 117-123

Buy this book

eBook £29.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49775-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £37.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49774-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queering Richard Rolle
Book Subtitle
Mystical Theology and the Hermit in Fourteenth-Century England
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49775-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49775-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49774-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 144
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