Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3504
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kim , Susan.
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  • Title: Bloody Signs: Circumcision and Pregnancy in the Old English Judith [The author argues that the beheading of Holofernes can be read as a castration or circumcision while the severed head of Holofernes figures as the result of Judith's symbolic pregnancy].
  • Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 11, 2 (Spring 1999): Pages 285 - 307.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Body Castration in Literature Circumcision in Literature Holofernes (Biblical Figure) Judith, Old English Poem Literature- Verse Pregnancy in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10
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  • Author's Affiliation: Illinois State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10412573
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