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The Resource Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages

Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages

Label
Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages
Title
Of Giants
Title remainder
Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A monster lurks at the heart of medieval identity, and this book seeks him out. Reading a set of medieval texts in which giants and dismemberment figure prominently, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen brings a critical psychoanalytic perspective to bear on the question of identity formationparticularly masculine identityin narrative representation. This is a compelling inquiry into the phenomenon of giants and giant-slaying in various texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to late Middle English, including Beowulf, several works by Chaucer, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome
Dewey number
  • 820.9/37
  • 940.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR275.G47C64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Medieval Cultures
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  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • English literature
  • Giants in literature
  • Literature and folklore
  • Romances, English
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • Monsters in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • English literature
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Giants in literature
  • Literature and folklore
  • Monsters in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Romances, English
  • Sex in literature
  • England
Label
Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Intimate Stranger; 1. The Ruins of Identity; 2. Monstrous Origin: Body, Nation, Family; 3. The Body in Pieces: Identity and the Monstrous in Romance; 4. The Giant of Self-Figuration: Diminishing Masculinity in Chaucer's "Tale of Sir Thopas"; 5. The Body Hybrid: Giants, Dog-Men, and Becoming Inhuman; 6. Exorbitance; Afterword: Transhistoricity; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
476094646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816689606
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)476094646
Label
Of Giants : Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Intimate Stranger; 1. The Ruins of Identity; 2. Monstrous Origin: Body, Nation, Family; 3. The Body in Pieces: Identity and the Monstrous in Romance; 4. The Giant of Self-Figuration: Diminishing Masculinity in Chaucer's "Tale of Sir Thopas"; 5. The Body Hybrid: Giants, Dog-Men, and Becoming Inhuman; 6. Exorbitance; Afterword: Transhistoricity; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
476094646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816689606
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)476094646

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