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Pugh, Tison

Works: 57 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 12,118 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, win, Thesis advisor, wpr
Classifications: PS261, 821.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tison Pugh
Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s by R. Barton Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constellation of Hollywood stars burned brightly in the 1950s, even as the industry fell on hard economic times. Major artists of the 1940s continued to exert a magical appeal but the younger generation of moviegoers was soon enthralled by an emerging cast, led by James Dean and Marlon Brando. They, among others, ushered in a provocative acting style, "the Method," bringing hard-edged, realistic performances to the screen. Larger Than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade's major stars
An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer by Tison Pugh( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of Chaucer's work, focusing on the most canonical texts, such as Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, while also providing some analysis of his minor works
Queer chivalry : medievalism and the myth of white masculinity in Southern literature by Tison Pugh( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employing insights from gender and psychoanalytic theory, Queer Chivalry contributes to recent critical discussions of the cloaked anxieties about gender and sexuality in southern literature. Ultimately, Pugh uncovers queer limits in the cavalier mythos, showing how facts and fictions contributed to the ideological formulation of the South."--pub. desc
Truman Capote : a literary life at the movies by Tison Pugh( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman Capote once remarked, ""My primary thing is that I'm a prose writer. I don't think film is the greatest living thing""; nonetheless, his legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with cinema, Hollywood, and celebrity itself. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, skillfully weaving the most relevant elements of Capote's biography- including his highly flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars-with insightful critical analysis of the films, screenplays
The queer fantasies of the American family sitcom by Tison Pugh( )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom explores how the fantasies of genre, marketing, and children can never fully cloak the queerness lurking within the plucky families designed for American viewers' comic delight. Queer readings of family sitcoms demolish myths of yesteryear, demonstrating the illusion of American sexual innocence in television's early programs and its lasting consequences in the nation's self-construction, as they also allow fresh insights into the ways in which more recent programs negotiate new visions of sexuality while indebted to previous narrative traditions. Simply put, queer readings of America's domestic sitcoms radically unsettle the nation's simplistic vision of itself, revealing both a deeper vision of its families and of a television genre overwhelmingly dismissed as frivolous fare. Tison Pugh thoroughly explores six specific family sitcoms to illustrate how issues of sexuality intersect with other critical concerns of their respective periods and cultures"--
Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of 'The New Middle Ages' series, this book aims to help scholars and aficionados of medieval film think about how the re-creation of an often mythical past performs important cultural work for modern directors and viewers
Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde by Tison Pugh( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues relating to the male characters and the construction of masculinities in Chaucer's masterpiece of love found and love lost are explored in this text. The essays address the question of what it means to be a man in the Middle Ages, what constitutes masculinity in this era, and how such masculinities are culturally constructed
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature by Tison Pugh( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature examines some of the more distinguished classics of children's literature, both old and new - including L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series - to explore the queer tensions between innocence and heterosexuality within their pages. Pugh argues that children cannot retain their innocence of sexuality while learning about normative heterosexuality, yet this inherent paradox runs throughout many classic narratives of children's literature."--Back cover
The Disney Middle Ages : a fairy-tale and fantasy past by Tison Pugh( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past examines the intersection between the products of the Walt Disney Company and popular culture's fascination with the Middle Ages. The Disney Middle Ages have come, for many, to figure as the Middle Ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary western (and increasingly eastern) imaginary. The Disney Middle Ages explores Disney's accounts of the Middle Ages and their political and cultural ramifications, analyzing how these re-creations of a fairy-tale history function in modern society"--
Medievalisms : making the past in the present by Tison Pugh( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Harry Potter and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by one of the leading contemporary scholars of Medieval literature, and explores: - The influence of medieval cultural concepts on key authors such as Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, George Eliot and Mark Twain - The continued appeal of medieval cultural figures such as King Arthur and Robin Hood - The influence of the medieval on disciplines such as politics, music, film, and art. Medievalisms surveys the critical field and sets the boundaries for future study, providing an essential background for literary study from the Medieval period through to the twenty-first century"--
An introduction to British Arthurian narrative by Susan Lynn Aronstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the British literary origins of the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Sexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literature by Tison Pugh( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sexuality and Its Queer Discontents in Middle English Literature exposes the ways in which ostensibly normative sexualities depend upon queerness to shore up their claims of privilege. Through readings of such classic texts as The Canterbury Tales, Pearl, Amis and Amiloun, and Eger and Grime, Tison Pugh explains how sexual normativity can often be claimed only after queerness has been rejected, no matter how appealing such queerness might remain at the story's end. Masculinity itself is thus revealed to be a queer performance, one which heroic protagonists of medieval narratives embody while nonetheless highlighting its constricting limitations."--Jacket
Approaches to teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the shorter poems( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's (anti- ) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages by Tison Pugh( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using queer theory to untangle all types of nonnormative sexual identities, Tison Pugh uses Chaucer's work to expose the ongoing tension in the Middle Ages between an erotic culture that glorified love as an ennobling passion and an anti-erotic religious and philosophical tradition that denigrated love and (perhaps especially) its enactments. Chaucer's (Anti- )Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages considers the many ways in which anti-eroticisms complicate the conventional image of Chaucer. With chapters addressing such topics as mutual masochism, homosocial brotherhood, necrotic erotics, queer families, and the eroticisms of Chaucer's God, Chaucer's (Anti- )Eroticisms will forever change the way readers see the Canterbury Tales and Chaucer's other masterpieces. For Chaucer, erotic pursuits establish the thrust and tenor of many of his narratives, as they also expose the frustrations inherent in pursuing desires frowned upon by the religious foundations of Western medieval culture. One cannot love freely within an ideological framework that polices sexuality and privileges the anti-erotic Christian ideals of virginity and chastity, yet loving queerly creates escapes from social structures inimical to amour and its expressions in the medieval period. Thus Chaucer is not just England's foundational love poet, he is also England's foundational queer poet. --Provided by publisher
Queering medieval genres by Tison Pugh( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars of medieval literature will appreciate the fresh insights that queer genre theory provides on critical texts of the period: additionally, Queering Medieval Genres outlines a hermeneutic device with which to analyze literature of other historical periods as well"--Jacket
An introduction to the chansons de geste by Catherine M Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the best-known and most frequently taught chanson de geste ("songs of heroic deeds") from medieval France, including the Song of Roland and the Voyage of Charlemagne
Chaucer on screen : absence, presence, and adapting the Canterbury tales( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and other great authors who have enjoyed continued success in Hollywood, Geoffrey Chaucer has largely been shunted to the margins of the cinematic world. Chaucer on screen: absence, presence, and adapting the Canterbury Tales, edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh, investigates the various translations of Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales to film and television, tracing out how the legacies of the great fourteenth-century English poet have been revisited and reinterpreted through visual media. Contributors to this volume address the question of why Chaucer is so rarely adapted to the screen, and then turn to the occasional, often awkward, attempts to adapt his narratives, including such works as Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's lyrical A Canterbury Tale (1944), Pier Paolo Pasolini's still-controversial I racconti di Canterbury (1972), Bud Lee's soft-core The Ribald Tales of Canterburg (1985), Brian Helgeland's A Knight's Tale (2001), and BBC television productions, among others. Chaucer on Screen aims to rethink some of the premises of adaptation studies and to erase the ideological lines between textual sources and visual reimaginings in the certainty that many pleasures, scholarly and otherwise, can be found in multiple media across disparate eras
Queer movie medievalisms by Tison Pugh( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the urge to understand or experience history, 'medieval' films attempt to re-create the past, but can only do so through a queer re-visioning that inevitably replicates modernity. This book looks at the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered in film, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time
Precious perversions : humor, homosexuality, and the Southern literary canon by Tison Pugh( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern literature has long been heralded for its tragic sentiments, in its somber and necessary acknowledgments of the region's tormented past, as it has concomitantly asserted an overarchingly heteronormative vision of Southern life. Yet a pantheon of great authors, ranging from Tennessee Williams, Carson McCullers, and Truman Capote to the present-day voices of Florence King, Dorothy Allison, and David Sedaris, collectively attest both to the vibrancy of queer experience and to the prevalence of humor found in this rich regional canon. In Precious Perversions: Humor, Homosexuality, and the Southern Literary Canon, Tison Pugh challenges the premises that elevate William Faulkner and diminish Rita Mae Brown, that esteem Walker Percy yet marginalize David Sedaris, by arguing for the inclusion of gay comic authors as defining voices in the field
An introduction to Piers Plowman by Michael A Calabrese( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author covers all three iterations of William Langland's Piers Plowman and discusses the various changes that occurred from one revision to the next, making this work unique in its ability to be taught alongside any version of a professor's choosing
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Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and CriseydeInnocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literatureSexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literatureApproaches to teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the shorter poemsQueering medieval genresQueer movie medievalisms
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