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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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