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Pugh, Tison

Works: 54 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 11,071 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, win, wpr
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tison Pugh
An introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer by Tison Pugh( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 360 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
Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde by Tison Pugh( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 340 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
Approaches to teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the shorter poems( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 265 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
Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Medievalisms : making the past in the present by Tison Pugh( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 255 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"--
Queering medieval genres by Tison Pugh( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 242 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
Chaucer's (anti- ) eroticisms and the queer Middle Ages by Tison Pugh( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using queer theory to untangle all types of nonnormative sexual identities, Tison Pugh uses Chaucer{u2019}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{u2019}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{u2019}s God, Chaucer{u2019}s (Anti- )Eroticisms will forever change the way readers see the Canterbury Tales and Chaucer{u2019}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{u2019}s foundational love poet, he is also England{u2019}s foundational queer poet. --Provided by publisher
Innocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literature by Tison Pugh( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 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
Precious perversions : humor, homosexuality, and the Southern literary canon by Tison Pugh( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 198 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
Queer chivalry : medievalism and the myth of white masculinity in Southern literature by Tison Pugh( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the U.S. South, the myth of chivalric masculinity dominates the cultural and historical landscape. Visions of white southern men as archetypes of honor and gentility run throughout regional narratives with little regard for the actions and, at times, the atrocities committed by such men. In Queer Chivalry, Tison Pugh exposes the inherent contradictions in these depictions of cavalier manhood, investigating the foundations of southern gallantry as a reincarnated and reauthorized version of medieval masculinity. Pugh argues that the idea of masculinity -- particularly as seen in works by
Chaucer on screen : absence, presence, and adapting the Canterbury tales( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 177 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Piers Plowman by Michael A Calabrese( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 169 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
Literary studies : a practical guide by Tison Pugh( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literary Studies: A Practical Guide provides a comprehensive foundation for the study of English, giving students the critical skills they need to best apply their knowledge"--
Larger than life : movie stars of the 1950s by R. Barton Palmer( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 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
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Men and masculinities in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde
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Approaches to teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the shorter poemsSexuality and its queer discontents in Middle English literatureRace, class, and gender in "medieval" cinemaQueering medieval genresInnocence, heterosexuality, and the queerness of children's literatureQueer movie medievalisms