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dc.contributor.authorGutt, B
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-29T08:47:38Z
dc.date.available2018-08-29T08:47:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-03
dc.identifier.issn1041-2573
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279025
dc.description.abstractThis article proposes the use of transgender theory within medieval studies as both a productive and a politically significant optic. The article employs transgender theory to effect a new reading of the miraculous transformation of the character of Blanchandin/e, in the fourteenth-century French chanson de geste, Tristan de Nanteuil, from female to male. First, the often-overlooked importance of Judith Butler’s analysis of sex and gender for the understanding of transgender and non-normatively-gendered identities is addressed. Next, using theoretical work by Deleuze, and by Deleuze and Guattari, the article demonstrates how the rhizomatic and folding structures that a transgender reading of Blanchandin/e’s transformation brings to light cohere with the series of rhizomes and folds which structure the genealogical logic of the text as a whole. The family tree of Tristan de Nanteuil is shown to answer to queer, rhizomatic, and folding imperatives. In this way, the article demonstrates that the text’s transgender genealogy contradicts the anti-generative model of queerness proposed by queer theory’s antisocial turn.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectMedieval French literature
dc.subjectqueer theory
dc.subject, transgender theory
dc.subjectrhizomes
dc.subjectTristan de Nanteuil,
dc.subjectDeleuze and Guattari,
dc.subjectJudith Butler
dc.titleTransgender Genealogy in Tristan de Nanteuil
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage146
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameExemplaria
prism.startingPage129
prism.volume30
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.26401
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/10412573.2018.1453652
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-03
dc.contributor.orcidGutt, Blake [0000-0001-9287-6285]
dc.identifier.eissn1753-3074
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idAHRC (1503013)
cam.issuedOnline2018-05-25
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 12:58:38 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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