The New Middle Ages
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Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Editors: Godden, Richard H., Mittman, Asa Simon (Eds.)

  • Offers wide-ranging and interdisciplinary essays on medicine, literature, religion, art history, law, and ethics
  • Promotes a useful and important discussion about the vitality of disability studies within medieval and early modern studies
  • Breaks new ground through its specific examination of disability in relation to monstrosity during these periods.
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About this book

This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.

About the authors

Richard H. Godden is Assistant Professor of English at Louisiana State University, USA, where he works on the representations of disability in medieval literature and culture.

Asa Simon Mittman is Professor of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico, USA, and author of several books and articles on monsters and marginality.

 


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eBook 84,99 €
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  • Due: November 1, 2019
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • Due: November 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25457-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Editors
  • Richard H. Godden
  • Asa Simon Mittman
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25458-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25458-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25457-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 337
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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