Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2399
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Seaman , Myra.
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  • Title: Engendering Genre in Middle English Romance: Performing the Feminine in "Sir Beves of Hamtoun" [the author argues that Josian, the heroine, does not behave according to French romance expectations; she uses the assumptions of other characters concerning standard feminine weaknesses in order to take action and save herself; the narrator rewards Josian for her bold actions and, in a role reversal, devotes portions of the poem to her adventures when she and the hero are separated].
  • Source: Studies in Philology 98, 1 (Winter 2001): Pages 49 - 75.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bevis of Hampton, Middle English Romance Femininity in Literature Gender in Literature Josian (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Romance, Literary Genre Women in Active Roles in Literature Women in Literature Women's Nature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: College of Charleston
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00393738
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