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The Erotics Of Enclosure In Medieval Literature

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cary Howie
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cary Howie
    Pages 11-36
  4. Cary Howie
    Pages 37-68
  5. Cary Howie
    Pages 69-101
  6. Cary Howie
    Pages 103-122
  7. Cary Howie
    Pages 123-138
  8. Cary Howie
    Pages 139-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-196

About this book


Through extended readings of English, French, and Italian writers of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth centuries, Claustrophilia shows that medieval enclosures actually make room for desires and communities that a poetics of pure openness would exclude.


English English literature French Italy literature lyric medieval literature Middle Ages poetics

About the authors

CARY HOWIE is Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University, USA.

Bibliographic information


'...this is an engaging, provocative work, in which some dazzling and eclectic readings come together in a riot of queer bodies, spaces and associations, exploring the medieval canon from a fascinating angle and inviting academics to reflect on their own place and attachments.' - Miranda Griffin, French Studies

' ...radient, entrancing... a scholary review.' Chicago Journals