Queer Movie Medievalisms

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Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Tison Pugh
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Social Science - 249 pages
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In the urge to understand or experience history, 'medieval' films attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. This book looks at the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered in film, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time
 

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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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