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    Queer Movie Medievalisms (Queer Interventions) (Hardback) Edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Edited by Tison Pugh

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    DescriptionHow is history even possible, since it involves recapturing a past already lost? It is through this urge to understand, feel and experience, that films based on medieval history are made. They attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. In these mediations between past and present, history becomes misty, and so, too, do constructions of gender and sexuality leading to the impossibility of heterosexuality, or of any sexuality, predicated upon cinematic medievalism. "Queer Movie Medievalisms" is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.

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    Queer Movie Medievalisms
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Edited by Tison Pugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754675921
    ISBN 10: 0754675920

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    BISAC V2.8: SOC012000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    B&T General Subject: 390
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    DC22: 791.436358207, 791.43086/64
    LC classification: PN1995.9.H55 Q45 2009
    Thema V1.0: JB, ATFN
    Illustrations note
    includes 3 figures
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    17 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Kathleen Coyne Kelly is Professor of English at Northeastern University, USA. Tison Pugh is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, University of Central Florida, USA
    Table of contents
    Introduction: queer history, cinematic medievalism, and the impossibility of sexuality, Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh; The law of the daughter: queer family politics in Bertrand Tavernier's La Passion Beatrice, Lisa Manter; Queering the Lionheart: Richard I in The Lion in Winter on stage and screen, R. Barton Palmer; 'He's not a ardent suitor, is he, brother?': Richard the Lionheart's ambiguous sexuality in Cecil B. DeMille's 1935 The Crusades, Lorraine Kochanske Stock; 'In the company of orcs': Peter Jackson's queer Tolkein, Jane Chance; The Eastern Western: camp as a response to cultural failure in The Conqueror, Anna Klosowska; 'In my own idiom': social critique, campy gender, and queer performance in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Susan Aronstein; Performance, camp, and queering history in Luc Besson's Jeanne d'Arc, Susan Hayward; Sean Connery's star persona and the queer Middle Ages, Tison Pugh; Will Rogers' pink spot: a Connecticut Yankee, Kathleen Coyne Kelly; Danny Kaye and the 'fairy tale' of queerness in The Court Jester, Martha Bayless; Mourning and sexual difference in Hans-Jurgen Syberbergs's Parsifal, Michelle Bolduc; Superficial medievalism and the queer futures of film, Cary Howie; Afterword, Glenn Burger and Steven F. Kruger; Index.