Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3118
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Howe , Tankred.
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  • Title: Flesh and Spirit in Cynewulf's "Juliana" [Second International Medieval Conference, University of Leeds, July 10-13, 1995. Session 106].
  • Source: Old English Newsletter 28, 3 (Spring 1995):
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  • Article Type: Conference Paper Abstract
  • Subject (See Also): Cynewulf, Poet- Juliana Literature- Verse Virginity
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 9-10
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  • Abstract: Beyond the accepted figural or typological readings of the poem, the conflict between the virgin Juliana and her persecutors, between the church and heathenism, can also be understood in terms of the conflict which is inseparable from the issue of virginity, that between the flesh and the spirit. This paper examines, frntly, the ways in which Juliana's human opponents are tied to "the flesh"; secondly, the presentation of Juliana herself in her confrontations with her enemies, and the way in which her virginity is seen to symbolize the victory of the spirit over the flesh [Reproduced by permission of Robert Schicler, the “Abstracts of Papers in Anglo-Saxon Studies” editor, and the editors of the “Old English Newsletter.”].
  • Author's Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00301973
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