English Faculty Publications

Title

Staging Encounters: The Touch of the Medieval Other

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Publication Source

Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies

Abstract

Shuttling back and forth from medieval to modern texts, this essay proposes an alternative vision of temporality and, in doing so, offers a glimpse into a queer (or non-normative) temporality. The purpose of this temporal travel is to reveal the systems deployed in constructing an outcast, a thing of hate and derision. This essay discusses a select number of medieval texts as the starting point for reflecting on the process involved in inventing a temporal outcast.

The conversation about normative temporality mostly builds from The Passion of the Christ, which in this essay represents the end point in meditating on the making of a fantastical Other who materializes from fantasy as a thing outside time and humanity.

Inclusive pages

147-160

ISBN/ISSN

2040-5960

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Volume

7

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes