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The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Dorothy Yamamoto

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Animals and ‘wild men’ are everywhere in medieval culture, but their role in illuminating medieval constructions of humanity has never been properly explored. This book gathers together a large ... More


Women and the Wild

DOROTHY YAMAMOTO

in The Boundaries of the Human in Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186748
eISBN:
9780191718564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186748.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Do female bodies participate in the dialogue about human identity initiated by the wild man? This chapter argues that women's potential ‘wildness’ is constrained by the bias of gendered ... More


Shape-shifters and Disciplined Bodies: Feminist Tactics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter studies Asian American Chitra Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices and Asian Canadian Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl. These novels use magic realism and fantasy as a primary way to ... More


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