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Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White Masculinity in Southern Literature

Tison Pugh
Format
Book
Published
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Southern literary studies
ISBN
9780807151846, 080715184X, 9780807151853 (pdf), 9780807151860 (epub), 9780807151877 (mobi)
Contents
  • Introduction: Southern history, mythic white masculinity, and queering the medieval chivalric ideal
  • Dialectical history, white Indians, and queer anxiety in Mark Twain's A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court
  • Medieval masculinity, Southern chivalry, and redemptive homosexuality in Flannery O'Connor's fiction
  • "It's prolly fulla dirty stories": queer masculinity and masturbatory allegory in John Kennedy Toole's A confederacy of dunces
  • "I am the lost cause": queer history, the Southern phallus, and the quest for medieval timelessness in Robert Penn Warren's A place to come to
  • "The Sir Walter disease" and queer quests for masculinity in Walker Percy's novels
  • Conclusion: Ellen Gilchrist's the annunciation and the queer future of chivalric masculinities.
Description
ix, 224 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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