New feminisms and the unthinkable
The Unspeakable, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature, 1000–1400. Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer, 2017, ix+211pp, $99.00.
Stolen Women in Medieval England: Rape, Abduction, and Adultery, 1100–1500. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013, xi+261pp, $99.00.
Carissa M. Harris
Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018. xiii + 285pp, $42.95.
What does it mean to be unknowable? Unthinkable? These adjectives properly describe what has been done to women throughout history. Yet it is often women themselves who are unknowable and unthinkable – because invisible to the world of men and their social systems. The very idea of ‘unthinkable’ behavior can and does change over time. In 2011, for instance, the hot new movie was Bridesmaids. Everyone was watching it, everyone was loving it, everyone had an opinion....
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