Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17576
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Fenster , Thelma.
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  • Title: Did Christine Have a Sense of Humor? The Evidence of the "Epistre au dieu d’Amours" [One of the resources of feminine speech that Christine uses in her works is humor, which can be an instrument of moral critique. Christine uses the rhetorical strategies of humor, irony, and satire in her poetry to rebuke the misogyny of male authors, most powerfully in her attack of Jean de Meun’s “Roman de la Rose.” Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.  Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno.  University of Georgia Press, 1992.  Pages 23 - 36.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Christine de Pizan, Poet- Epistre au Dieu d'Amours Humor Irony Jean de Meun, Poet- Roman de la Rose Literature- Verse Misogyny in Literature Morality in Literature Satire Speech in Literature Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13, 15
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0820313076
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