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Dr. Robert Mills, Publications

a. books and edited collections

(2015). Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Monograph.

(2012). Rethinking Medieval Translation: Ethics, Politics, Theory. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer. Editor, with Emma Campbell.

(2007). A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages. Oxford: Greenwood World Publishing. Co-author with Matt Cook, Randolph Trumbach and H. G. Cocks.

(2005). Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture. London: Reaktion. Distributed in USA by University of Chicago Press. Monograph.

(2004). Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. New Middle Ages series. Editor, with Emma Campbell.

(2003). The Monstrous Middle Ages. Cardiff: University of Wales Press; Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Editor, with Bettina Bildhauer.

b. refereed journal articles

(2012). ‘Seeing Sodomy in the Bibles moralisées.’ Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 87, no. 2 (April, 2012): 413–68.

(2010). ‘Judicial Violence, Biopolitics, and the Bare Life of Animals.’ New Medieval Literatures 12: 121–29.

(2010). ‘Gender, Sodomy, Friendship, and the Medieval Anchorhold.’ Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 36, no.1: 1–27.

(2008). ‘Theorizing the Queer Museum.’ Museums and Social Issues 3, no. 1: 45–57, Special Issue: Where is Queer?, ed. John Fraser and Joe E. Heimlich.

(2006). ‘Queer is Here? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Histories and Public Culture.’ History Workshop Journal 62: 253–63. Reprinted in Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader, ed. Amy K. Levin (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 80–88.

(2005). ‘Sovereign Power and Bare Life in Poetry by François Villon.’ Exemplaria 17, no. 2: 445–80.

(2002). ‘A Man Is Being Beaten.’ New Medieval Literatures 5: 115–53.

(2002). ‘For They Know Not What They Do: Violence in Medieval Passion Iconography.’ Fifteenth-Century Studies 27: 200–216, Special Issue: Violence in Fifteenth-Century Text and Image, ed. Edelgard E. DuBruck and Yael Even.

(2001). ‘“Whatever you do is a delight to me!”: Masculinity, Masochism and Queer Play in Representations of Male Martyrdom.’ Exemplaria 13, no. 1: 1–37.

c. chapters in books

(2013). ‘Havelok’s Bare Life and the Significance of Skin.’ In Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture, ed. Katie L. Walter, pp. 57-80. New Middle Ages series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2013). ‘Talking Heads, or, A Tale of Two Clerics.’ In Disembodied Heads in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, ed. Catrien Santing, Barbara Baert and Anita Traninger, pp. 31-57. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 28. Leiden: Brill.

(2013). ‘Sovereignty.’ In A Handbook to Middle English Studies, ed. Marion
Turner, pp. 269-83. Critical Theory Handbooks. Oxford: Blackwell.

(2012) ‘Invisible Translation, Language Difference and the Scandal of Becket’s Mother.’ In Rethinking Medieval Translation, ed. Campbell and Mills, pp. 125–46.

(2012). ‘Translation, Conversion and Becket’s “Heathen” Mother.’ In Rethinking the South English Legendaries, ed. Heather Blurton and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, pp. 381–402. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

(2011). ‘The Early South English Legendary and Difference: Race, Place, Language and Belief.’ In The Texts and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108: The Shaping of English Vernacular Narrative, ed. Kimberly K. Bell and Julie Nelson Couch, pp. 197–221. Leiden: Brill.

(2011). ‘Homosexuality: Specters of Sodom.’ In A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages, ed. Ruth Evans. Volume Two in six-volume Cultural History of Sexuality, ed. Julie Peakman, pp. 57–79. Oxford: Berg.

(2010). ‘Acts, Orientations and the Sodomites of San Gimignano.’ In Sex Acts: Practice, Performance, Perversion and Punishment in Early Modern Italy, ed. Allison Levy, pp. 195–208. Farnham: Ashgate.

(2009). ‘Atti, orientamenti e i sodomiti di San Gimignano.’ In Sesso nel Rinascimento: pratica, perversione e punizione nell'Italia rinascimentale, ed. Allison Levy, pp. 201–213. Florence: Le Lettere.

(2008). ‘Monsters and Margins: Representing Difference.’ In History of British Art, 3 vols, general ed. David Bindman, vol. 1: The Middle Ages, 600–1600, ed. Timothy Ayers, pp. 203–225. London: Tate; New Haven, CT: Yale Center for British Art.

(2008). ‘Queering the Un/Godly: Christ’s Humanities and Medieval Sexualities.’ In Queering the Non/Human, ed. Noreen Giffney and Myra J. Hird, pp. 111–135. Aldershot: Ashgate.

(2007). ‘Male-Male Love and Sex in the Middle Ages, 1000–1500.’ In A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages, ed. Matt Cook, with Robert Mills, Randolph Trumbach and H. G. Cocks, pp. 1–43. Oxford: Greenwood World Publishing.

(2006). ‘Violence, Community and the Materialisation of Belief.’ In A Companion to Middle English Hagiography: Texts and Contexts, ed. Sarah Salih, pp. 87–103. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.

(2004). ‘The Signification of the Tonsure.’ In Holiness and Masculinity in the Middle Ages, ed. Patricia Cullum and Katherine J. Lewis, pp. 109–126. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

(2004). ‘Seeing Face to Face: Troubled Looks in the Katherine Group.’ In Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image, ed. Emma Campbell and Robert Mills, pp. 117–36. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2004). ‘Introduction: Troubled Vision.’ Co-author, with Emma Campbell. In Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality and Sight in Medieval Text and Image, ed. Emma Campbell and Robert Mills, pp. 1–14. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

(2003). ‘Jesus as Monster.’ In The Monstrous Middle Ages, ed. Bettina Bildhauer and Robert Mills, pp. 28–54. Cardiff: University of Wales Press; Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2003). ‘Introduction: Conceptualizing the Monstrous.’ Co-author, with Bettina Bildhauer. In The Monstrous Middle Ages, ed. Bettina Bildhauer and Robert Mills, pp. 1–27. Cardiff: University of Wales Press; Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2003). ‘Can the Virgin Martyr Speak?’ In Medieval Virginities, ed. Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans and Sarah Salih, pp. 187–213. Cardiff: University of Wales Press; Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2003). ‘God’s Time? Purgatory and Temporality in Late Medieval Art.’ In Time and Eternity: The Medieval Discourse, ed. Gerhard Jaritz and Gerson Moreno-Riano, pp. 477–98. Turnhout: Brepols.

(2002). ‘Ecce Homo.’ In Gender and Holiness: Men, Women and Saints in Late Medieval Europe, ed. Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih, pp. 152–73. London: Routledge.

(2000). ‘Funeral Customs and Burial Rites’ and ‘Memento Mori.’ In Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs and Customs, 2 vols, ed. Carl Lindahl, John McNamara and John Lindow, 1: 390–98 and 2: 650–54. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.

d. internet publications

(2015). 'Seeing Sodomy: An Interview with Robert Mills.' Interview by Rachel Moss. Notches: (Re)marks on the History of Sexuality. 2 July 2015.

(2013). 'Response to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's "How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys"'. Paper presented at Tendencies at Twenty: An Inter-disciplinary Symposium, University of York, February 2013.

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