Queer Love in the Middle Ages

Author(s): 
Klosowska Roberts, Anna
Editor(s): 
Wheeler, Bonnie
ISBN: 
1403963428
Date published: 
February 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00
Pages: 
240

Queer Love in the Middle Ages points out queer themes in the works of the French canon, including Perceval, the Romance of the Rose and the Roman d'Eneas. It brings out less known works that prominently feature same-sex themes: Yde and Olive, a romance with a cross-dressed heroine who marries a princess; and many others. The book combines an interest in contemporary French theory (Kristeva, Barthes, psychoanalysis) with a close reading of medieval texts. It discusses important recent publications in pre-modern queer studies in the US. It is the first major contribution to queer studies in medieval French literature.