Lecture: Medieval Sexualities
According to one clichéed view, the Middle Ages was
an era of repression, when bodily joy was fiercely prohibited. As this talk
illustrates, the truth was more complicated. Sex in art and the art of sex are
explored in a medieval context, and thoughts and ideas about people's sexual
identity are brought into view. John Arnold teaches at the School of History,
Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, and has a particular interest in gender
and sexuality in medieval England and Europe.