Martyred saints, Moors, Jews, viragoes, hermaphrodites, sodomites, kings, queens, and cross-dressers contain the attention-grabbing mosaic of historic and innovative figures unearthed in Queer Iberia
. The essays during this quantity describe and study the sexual range that proliferated through the interval among the 10th and the 16th centuries whilst political hegemony within the quarter handed from Muslim to Christian hands.
To exhibit how sexual otherness is most blatant at issues of cultural clash, the members use quite a few methodologies and views and view resource fabrics that originated in Castilian, Latin, Arabic, Catalan, and Galician-Portuguese. masking issues from the martydom of Pelagius to the exploits of the transgendered Catalina de Erauso, this quantity is the 1st to supply a entire old exam of the family members between race, gender, sexuality, nation-building, colonialism, and imperial growth in medieval and early glossy Iberia. a few essays give some thought to archival facts of sexual otherness or review using “deviance” as a marker for cultural and racial distinction, whereas others discover either female and male homoeroticism as literary-aesthetic discourse or try to open up canonical texts to replacement readings.
Positing a queerness intrinsic to Iberia’s old procedure and cultural id, Queer Iberia
will problem the sector of Iberian reports whereas attractive to students of medieval, cultural, Hispanic, gender, and homosexual and lesbian studies.
Contributors. Josiah Blackmore, Linde M. Brocato, Catherine Brown, Israel Burshatin, Daniel Eisenberg, E. Michael Gerli, Roberto J. González-Casanovas, Gregory S. Hutcheson, Mark D. Jordan, Sara Lipton, Benjamin Liu, Mary Elizabeth Perry, Michael Solomon, Louise O. Vasvári, Barbara Weissberger