Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3084
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Carlson , Christina M.
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  • Title: The Minstrel's Song of Silence: The Construction of Masculine Authority and the Feminized Other in the Romance "Sir Orfeo" [The author explores the gendered representations of Orfeo's kingdom contrasted with the feminized fairy kingdom. She argues that Orfeo's successes come at the expense of his wife Herodis. Yet her role is essential for his poetry and his identity. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Comitatus 29, ( 1998): Pages 62 - 75.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Herodis (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Masculinity in Literature Queens in Literature Silence Sir Orfeo, Middle English Verse Romance Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Fordham University.
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00696412
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