Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6820
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Epp , Garrett P.J.
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  • Title: The Vicious Guise: Effeminacy, Sodomy, and "Mankind"
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 303 - 320.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Effeminacy in Literature Gender in Literature Homosexuality in Literature Literature- Drama Mankind, Middle English Play Masculinity in Literature Sexuality in Literature Sodomy in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Abstract: While "Mankind" ostensibly condemns effeminacy and sodomy, this essay suggests that dramatic performance of this allegorical play allows for more positive construction of male homosexual desire. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Alberta
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
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