Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 15685
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Jones , Nancy A.
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  • Title: The Daughter's Text and the Thread of Lineage in the Old French "Philomena"
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 161 - 187.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Courtly Literature Literature- Verse Marriage in Literature Ovid, Ancient Poet Philomena, Old French Poem Rape in Literature Sources Women's Status in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Nancy A. Jones contributes the second and more ambitious essay on this text, though she seems torn between two potentially conflicting impulses. Her first gambit is to read the text and its condemnation of Tereus as a form of rebuke to twelfth-century feu
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  • Abstract: This essay shows how the Old French "Philomena" reveals debates about the status of women in medieval aristocratic households and the role courtly literature plays in aestheticizing sexual violence. [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484
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