Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2467
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gravdal , Kathryn.
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  • Title: Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Medieval Women Trobairitz [The author argues that the metaphorical expressions of the troubadour’s love and suffering before an all-powerful "domna" figure him as a woman. The female trobairitz counter this self-serving construction of gender by creating songs in which women have the possibility of self-expression and agency. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Romanic Review 83, 4 ( 1992): Pages 411 - 426.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Courtly Love Gender in Literature Literature- Verse Metaphor, Literary Device Metonymy, Literary Device Rhetoric Trobairitz Troubadours Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Author's Affiliation: Columbia University
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00358118