Queer Movie Medievalisms

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Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Tison Pugh
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Performing Arts - 249 pages
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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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Contents

Queer Family Politics
19
Richard I in The Uon in Winter
45
Peter Jacksons Queer Tolkien
79
Camp as a Response to Cultural Failure
97
Social Critique Campy Gender
115
Performance Camp and Queering History in Luc Bessons
129
Sean Connerys Star Persona and the Queer Middle Ages
147
A Connecticut Yankee 1931
165
Danny Kaye and the Fairy Tale of Queerness in The Court jester
185
Mourning and Sexual Difference in HansJiirgen Syberbergs
201
Superficial Medievalism and the Queer Futures of Film
221
Afterword
237
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