Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3577
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Wailes , Stephen L.
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  • Title: Beyond Virginity: Flesh and Spirit in the Plays of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim [The author argues that the theme of Hrotsvit's plays is the flesh versus the spirit not virginity as many earlier critics have maintained. The author uses the heroines' names for the titles of four of the plays ("Agape, Chiona, and Hurena" in place of "Dulcitius"; "Drusiana" in place of "Calimachus"; "Maria" in place of "Abraham"; and "Thais" in place of "Pafnutius") while the author retains the traditional titles for "Gallicanus" and "Sapientia".]
  • Source: Speculum 76, 1 ( 2001): Pages 1 - 27. Full-text of Dulcitus and Gallicanus in English (from the Medieval Sourcebook).
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Body Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, Dramatist Latin Literature Literature- Drama Politics in Literature Sexuality in Literature Soul in Literature Women Authors Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 10
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  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University, Bloomington
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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