Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3327
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): de Looze , Laurence.
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  • Title: Marie de France et la Textualisation: Arbre, Enfant, Oeuvre dans le Lai de "Fresne" [Throughout the poem, Marie de France exploits metaphorical language that connects the process of procreation (the birth of a child through sexual reproduction) and the generation of a text by a writer. The metaphorical correspondence between the labor or “work” of writing and the labor of childbirth informs the language of many French texts written during this time. The anxieties expressed by modern scholars who attempt to use manuscripts to reconstruct a pure and authorial edition of a text thus reflect medieval writers’ own anxieties about the legitimacy of sexual and textual reproduction. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Romanic Review 81, 4 ( 1990): Pages 396 - 408.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Childbirth in Literature Editing Texts French Studies Human Reproduction Illegitimacy in Literature Marie de France, Poet- Lais- Fresne Manuscripts Metaphor Literature- Verse Old French Language Trees in Literature Readers Romance, Literary Genre Women Au
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  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: [An abstract to this article proceeds it in the journal.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Harvard University
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00358118