Queering Richard Rolle

Mystical Theology and the Hermit in Fourteenth-Century England

  • Christopher M. Roman

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christopher M. Roman
    Pages 1-24
  3. Christopher M. Roman
    Pages 25-53
  4. Christopher M. Roman
    Pages 55-84
  5. Christopher M. Roman
    Pages 117-123
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-144

About this book


This book examines three aspects of Rolle’s thinking used throughout this work: his ontology, phenomenology, and sound ecology. These facets of his work invoke both a way of understanding being in the world, an opening up of the body in queer ways to experience the divine, and a way to consider divine contemplation in terms of singing the body. 

Queering Richard Rolle considers how Rolle navigates queer, eremitic conduct in order to create an identity always in process.

Christopher M. Roman is Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, USA.


Richard Rolle Queer Theory Thirteenth-Century Medieval Theology

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher M. Roman
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State University New PhiladelphiaUSA

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