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Title How soon is now? : medieval texts, amateur readers, and the queerness of time / Carolyn Dinshaw
Author Dinshaw, Carolyn
Publisher Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2012
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 Skillman - Upper Level  PN56.T5 D56 2012    AVAILABLE  
Phys Desc xix, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-244) and index
Summary "How Soon Is Now? performs a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through its revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well as of the potential queerness of time itself. Carolyn Dinshaw focuses on medieval tales of asynchrony and on engagements with these medieval temporal worlds by amateur readers centuries later. In doing so, she illuminates forms of desirous, embodied being that are out of sync with ordinarily linear measurements of everyday life, that involve multiple temporalities, that precipitate out of time altogether. Dinshaw claims the possibility of a fuller, denser, more crowded now that theorists tell us is extant but that often eludes our temporal grasp."--p. [4] of cover
Contents Asynchrony stories : monks, kings, sleepers, and other time travelers -- Temporally oriented : the book of John Mandeville, British India, philology, and the postcolonial medievalist -- In the now : Margery Kempe, Hope Emily Allen, and me -- Out of sync in the Catskills : Rip van Winkle, Geoffrey Crayon, James I, and other ghosts
Subject Time in literature
Time -- History -- To 1500
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism
Queer theory
ISBN 9780822353676 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780822353539 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822353539 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822353679 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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