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The New Middle Ages

Homoeroticism and Chivalry

Discourses of Male Same-sex Desire in the 14th Century

Authors: Zeikowitz, R.

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Zeikowitz explores both affirming and denigrating discourses of male same-sex desire in diverse fourteenth-century chivalric texts and describes the sociopolitical forces motivating those discourses. He attempts to dethrone traditional heteronormative views by drawing attention to culturally normative 'queer' desire. Zeikowitz articulates possible homoeroticized spectatorial interactions between male readers and imagined or actual model knights, dramatized accounts of same-sex unions, and mutually stimulating - or competing - forces of homosocial and heterosexual desire in chivalric texts, such as Charny's Book of Chivalry , Sir Gawain and the Green Knight , and Troilus and Criseyde . He also examines how intimate male bonds are rendered sodomitically-inflected, dangerous attachments in chronicle narratives of the reigns of Edward II and Richard II.

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RICHARD E. ZEIKOWITZ is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Alabama.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homoeroticism and Chivalry
Book Subtitle
Discourses of Male Same-sex Desire in the 14th Century
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-09456-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-09456-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6042-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-73068-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 216
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