Sanctity and Pornography in Medieval Culture : on the Verge, Hardback Book

Sanctity and Pornography in Medieval Culture : on the Verge Hardback

Part of the Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture series

Description

Sanctity and pornography in medieval culture exposes the complexity of bodily exposure in medieval devotion and contemporary pornographic cultures.

Through readings of texts and images, sacred and profane, from preimodern France and Italy as well as Anglo-American modernity, the book makes a case for paying closer attention to the surfaces of our bodies and the desires that those surfaces can articulate and arouse. From the Old French life of Saint Alexis to the work of writer-filmmaker Miranda July, from Wakefield Poole to Pietro Aretino, these are texts and images that diminish the distance between premodern Europe and contemporary California, between the sacred and the profane, as they demonstrate how, in the end as in the beginning, the surface of things is never simple. -- .

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 232 pages, Illustrations, black & white|Illustrations, colour
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
  • ISBN: 9780719080296

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