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Fleshly things and spiritual matters : studies on the medieval body in honour of Margaret Bridges

Author: Nicole Nyffenegger; Katrin Rupp; Margaret Bridges
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers fresh insights into the plethora of medieval bodies and the multiple perspectives that can be assumed in their discussion. The ten essays collected encompass diverse approaches to the body such as the function of gestures, the gendered gaze, and the body's spatial and geographical positioning.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Nyffenegger; Katrin Rupp; Margaret Bridges
ISBN: 9781443827393 1443827398
OCLC Number: 707460487
Description: xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Body as Stand-In for the Self: From "Habeas Corpus" to Some Body and "Need a Body Cry" / Henry Ansgar Kelly --
Mouth, Ears, Eyes: The Body in, behind and between the Lines of the Text / Katharina Berger-Meister --
Kit's Sneeze: Bodily Communication, Gender Roles and the Performativity of Literature in the Prologue to the Tale of Beryn / Guillemette Bolens --
Grotesquely Articulate Bodies: Medicine, Hermeneutics and Writing in the Canterbury Tales / Angelina Keller --
Wounds, Wit and Words / Paul Beekman Taylor --
Death Becomes Her: Writing and Reading the Mortified and Dead Body in the Ancrene Wisse and Related Works / Lotta Sigurdsson --
Eating Bodies in the Old English Andreas / Fabienne Michelet --
"A Pregnant Argument:" Bodies and Literacies in Dante's Comedy, Chaucer's Troilus, Henryson's Testament / R. Allen Shoaf --
(Dis)embodying Men: The Visual Regimes of Homosociality in the Middle Ages / Laurie Finke
Responsibility: edited by Nicole Nyffenegger and Katrin Rupp.
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