Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature

Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature This study traces how medieval audiences judge bodies as saved or damned human or monstrous from Doomsday visions to beauty contests It exposes how medieval texts manipulate narrative time and its vi

This study traces how medieval audiences judge bodies as saved or damned, human or monstrous from Doomsday visions to beauty contests It exposes how medieval texts manipulate narrative time and its visual evidence, like marked bodies Anxieties about time, death, and Doomsday transform bodies magically or literally even in romances Employing cultural and formalistThis study traces how medieval audiences judge bodies as saved or damned, human or monstrous from Doomsday visions to beauty contests It exposes how medieval texts manipulate narrative time and its visual evidence, like marked bodies Anxieties about time, death, and Doomsday transform bodies magically or literally even in romances Employing cultural and formalist approaches, this study breaks new ground on the historical obsession about ends and changes, reflected in different genres spanning several hundred years It lays crucial foundations for the study of bodies judged by deformity, gender, and other viewed perspectives in medieval narrative and beyond.

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