By David Wallace, Barbara A. Hanawalt
Situated on practices of the body-human our bodies, the “body politic”-Bodies and Disciplines considers a desirable and principally uncanonical crew of texts, in addition to public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary views. the result's a quantity that comes with insights from background, literature, medieval reports, and demanding conception, drawing from the strengths of every self-discipline to light up a comparatively little-studied period.
Contributors: Sarah Beckwith, Rita Copeland, Gail McMurray Gibson, Ralph Hanna III, Felicity Heal, Ruth Mazo Karras, Seth Lerer, Marjorie ok. McIntosh, Miri Rubin, Paul Strohm.
Excellent. . . this quantity will come to have a landmark importance in marking a major section within the improvement of cultural experiences when it comes to past due medieval England. . . . A needs to for a wide range of readers.
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We would do well to redescribe such existence, even if it often seems as methodologically inaccessible as it is central to an engagement with the difference of the past. I shall start with one of the ways, which differs from our ways, in which gender was made in a late medieval culture, fluid notions of sexual and bodily forms. 5 These attempts are the familiar part of the historical story,-1 shall try to present some images and notions of the body's sexual openness, its physical liquidity, its vulnerability and pliability.
Both face the difficulty of describing mutilation and enacting it. Both, too, must devise a performative context for displaying pain. Caiphas, then, is not just a bully,- he is an actor and an author. He writes the script for Christ's punishment long before the torturers perform it. It is he who makes Christ "King Copyn in oure game," he who mockingly invests him with the royal title, he who makes Christ into the "f atur," the impostor or actor in a drama of religious rule. When the tortores finally get their hands on him, they follow Caiphas's model, for before they touch him, they theatricalize their torture as a play: Go we now to oure noyte with this fond foyll We shall teche him, I wote, a new play of Yoyll.
28, 44-45. 17. On Rolle's English writings (such as "Swete lesu") and their female audience, see Nicholas Watson, Richard Rolle and the Invention of Authority (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), pp. 226-36, esp. pp. 232-36. 27 Miii Rubin 18. On this image, see Carolyn Dinshaw, Chaucer's Sexual Poetics (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989), pp. 13-14. 19. Page DuBois, Sowing the Body: Psychoanalysis and Ancient Representations of Women (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988), pp.