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Claustrophilia : the erotics of enclosure in medieval literature

Author: Cary Howie
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2007.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"If ours is a cultural moment intensely fascinated with enclosed space - the cubicles of our workplaces, the confessionals of our churches, the bedrooms of reality television, and all of the various closets we come out of and retreat into - our fascination isn't entirely new. This book argues that the religious literature of the late Middle Ages articulates with great subtlety and vividness the extent to which all

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Howie
ISBN: 1403971978 9781403971975
OCLC Number: 71810163
Description: xii, 196 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The edge of enclosure --
The verge of the visible --
Spaced out --
Lyric enclosures --
Nothing between.
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Cary Howie.
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Through extended readings of English, French, and Italian writers of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth centuries, Claustrophilia shows that medieval enclosures actually make room for desires and  Read more...


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