Irina Dumitrescu: Medieval Smut, 7 May 2020
Show More Obscene Pedagogies: Transgressive Talk and Sexual Education in Late Medieval Britain by Carissa Harris.
Cornell, 306 pp., £36, December 2018, 978 1 5017 3040 5Show More
“... or be used to explain the error of a poor line of verse.In her meticulously argued new book, Carissa Harris shows that obscenity was used to convey vastly different lessons about sex and ethics in medieval literature. Focusing on sexual language in Middle English and Middle Scots, her study explores the way texts deployed for (heterosexual) erotic ...”