Queer Iberia: Sexualities, Cultures, and Crossings from the by Josiah Blackmore,Gregory S. Hutcheson

By Josiah Blackmore,Gregory S. Hutcheson

Martyred saints, Moors, Jews, viragoes, hermaphrodites, sodomites, kings, queens, and cross-dressers include the interesting mosaic of old and creative figures unearthed in Queer Iberia. The essays during this quantity describe and research the sexual variety that proliferated in the course of the interval among the 10th and the 16th centuries while political hegemony within the sector handed from Muslim to Christian hands.
To convey how sexual otherness is most obvious at issues of cultural clash, the participants use quite a few methodologies and views and examine resource fabrics that originated in Castilian, Latin, Arabic, Catalan, and Galician-Portuguese. overlaying issues from the martydom of Pelagius to the exploits of the transgendered Catalina de Erauso, this quantity is the 1st to supply a entire ancient exam of the kinfolk between race, gender, sexuality, nation-building, colonialism, and imperial growth in medieval and early glossy Iberia. a few essays examine archival proof of sexual otherness or overview using “deviance” as a marker for cultural and racial distinction, whereas others discover either female and male homoeroticism as literary-aesthetic discourse or try to open up canonical texts to replacement readings.
Positing a queerness intrinsic to Iberia’s ancient strategy and cultural id, Queer Iberia will problem the sphere of Iberian reviews whereas beautiful to students of medieval, cultural, Hispanic, gender, and homosexual and lesbian studies.

Contributors. Josiah Blackmore, Linde M. Brocato, Catherine Brown, Israel Burshatin, Daniel Eisenberg, E. Michael Gerli, Roberto J. González-Casanovas, Gregory S. Hutcheson, Mark D. Jordan, Sara Lipton, Benjamin Liu, Mary Elizabeth Perry, Michael Solomon, Louise O. Vasvári, Barbara Weissberger

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