The way medieval men write about women can be more sophisticated and less immediately offensive discourse than Trump’s pussy-talk, but their language may ultimately share a similarly dismissive attitude toward women as individuals with agency.
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Just remembering queer Muslim pasts is not enough – we should acknowledge their inherent power imbalances
Gilbert & George’s Underneath The Arches seems to stray from the certainty of a specific location and structure, allowing the experience of homelessness to be transfigured into a performance that evokes queer masculinity, the uncanny workings of popular memory, and a home simultaneously embodied, dreamt, and just out of reach.
How did a hundred naked men in a bath help create a great empire? Charlemagne’s pool parties suggest a male elite that had been heavily socialised not to respond to potential insults to honour by their fellows.
If you were the president of a higher education institution, would you accept a substantial donation to endow a professorship on the condition that you also construct a tunnel between the professor’s lodgings and student accommodation? This is precisely the bargain that Thomas Case, the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1904 to 1924, made with an American antiquities dealer, Edward Perry Warren.