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  • Record Number: 2472
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Blumenfeld-Kosinski , Renate
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  • Title: Christine de Pizan and the Misogynistic Tradition [In her poetry, Christine de Pizan refutes the misogynist literary tradition exemplified by such texts as the Roman de la Rose. She confronts misogyny on three fronts: reason, experience, and writing. In her allegorical poems, Lady Reason encourages the author to reconsider common notions about women. The poet’s own experience allows her to give many counter examples to misogynist texts. Most importantly, Christine’s scholarly acts of reading and writing generate numerous examples of feminine virtue from books that previous writers have ignored. Reprinted in The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan: New Translations, Criticism. Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. Pages 297-311. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Romanic Review 81, 3 ( 1990): Pages 279 - 292. Reprinted in The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan: New Translations, Criticism. Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. Translated by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kevin Brownlee. W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Pages 297-311.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Authority Authorship Christine de Pizan, Poet- Livre de la Cite des Dames Experience Literature- Verse Misogyny in Literature Readers Reason (Literary Figure) Guillaume de Lorris, Poet- Roman de la Rose Jean de Meun, Poet- Roman de la Rose Women
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Columbia University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00358118
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