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
“... adult readers. Medieval teachers often used obscene material in their lessons. The historian Nicholas Orme, who has done much to reveal the working methods of late medieval grammar school teachers, offers the example of a manuscript from Beccles in Suffolk, written in the 1430s. A series of English phrases appended to their putative Latin originals ...”