Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17907
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Griffin , Miranda.
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  • Title: Too Many Women: Reading Freud, Derrida, and "Lancelot" [The author analyzes the false Guinivere episode and the passage describing the most beautiful women in the kingdom. Griffin argues that the female characters are at the same time blind spots in terms of interpretation and concentrations of multiple meanings. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image.  Edited by Emma Campbell and Robert Mills.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 207 - 220.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Arthurian Literature Derrida, Jacques, Literary Critic (1930-2004)- Resistances de la Psychanalyse Freud, Sigmund, Psychoanalyst (1856-1939) Guenevere, Queen (Literary Figure) Lancelot en Prose, Romance Literature- Prose Psychoanalytic Theory Women in Lit
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13
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  • Abstract: This chapter explores the "Prose Lancelot" in the light of Derrida's reading of resistance in psychoanalysis. Griffin suggests that the text's characters and critics, as well as Freud, veer between scrutinizing women for visible signs of their identity and constructing them as blind spots to the process of reading. [(c) Emma Campbell and Robert Mills. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403963436
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