- "Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography presents an interdisciplinary examination of trans and genderqueer subjects in medieval hagiography. Scholarship has productively combined analysis of medieval literary texts with modern queer theory - yet, too often, questions of gender are explored almost exclusively through a prism of sexuality, rather than gender identity. This volume moves beyond such limitations, foregrounding the richness of hagiography as a genre integrally resistant to limiting binaristic categories, including rigid gender binaries. The collection showcases scholarship by emerging trans and genderqueer authors, as well as the work of established researchers. Working at the vanguard of historical trans studies, these scholars demonstrate the vital and vitally political nature of their work as medievalists. Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography enables the re-creation of a lineage linking modern trans and genderqueer individuals to their medieval ancestors, providing models of queer identity where much scholarship has insisted there were none, and re-establishing the place of non-normative gender in history"--Publisher's description.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction / Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt
- Following the traces : reassessing the status quo, reinscribing trans and genderqueer realities. 1. Assigned female at death : Joseph of Schönau and the disruption of medieval gender binaries / Martha G. Newman
- 2. Inherited futures and queer privilege : Capgrave's Life of St Katherine / Caitlyn McLoughlin
- 3. Juana de la Cruz : gender-transcendent prophetess / Kevin C.A. Elphick
- 4. Non-standard masculinity and sainthood in Niketas David's Life of Patriarch Ignatios / Felix Szabo
- Peripheral vision(s) : objects, images, and identities. 5. Gender-querying Christ's wounds : a non-binary interpretation of Christ's body in Late Medieval imagery / Sophie Sexon
- 6. Illuminating queer gender identity in the manuscripts of the Vie de sainte Eufrosine / Vanessa Wright
- 7. The queerly departed : narratives of veneration in the burials of Late Iron Age Scandinavia / Lee Colwill
- Genre, gender, and trans textualities. 8. St Eufrosine's invitation to Gender Transgression / Amy V. Ogden
- 9. Holy queer and holy cure : sanctity, disability, and transgender embodiment in Tristan de Nanteuil / Blake Gutt
- 10. The authentic lives of transgender saints : imago Dei and imitatio Christi in the Life of Saint Marinos the Monk / M.W. Bychowski
- Epilogue. Beyond binaries : a reflection on the (trans) gender(s) of saints / Mathilde van Dijk
- Appendix. Trans and genderqueer studies terminology, language, and usage guide.
- Item content: English
- Includes index and bibliographic references.
Description based on: Online resource; title from PDF title page (De Gruyter, viewed July 12, 2021).
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