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  • Record Number: 3833
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mills , Robert.
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  • Title: Seeing Face to Face: Troubled Looks in the Katherine Group [The author explores similarities between Lacanian gaze theory and two texts of the Katherine Group, "Hali Meidenhad" and "Sawles Warde." The anchoritic readers are asked to imagine a variety of positions from the panoptic virgin superior to the servant of God beset by Lechery. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image.  Edited by Emma Campbell and Robert Mills.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 117 - 136.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Copjec, Joan, Literary Critic (1946- ) Hali Meidenhad, Middle English Devotional Work Katherine Group, Middle English Hagiographical Works Lacan, Jacques, Psychoanalyst (1901-1981) Sawles Warde, Middle English Devotional Work Sight Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Abstract: This chapter explores the connection between vision and identity in early Middle English anchoritic writings, taking as its starting point an engagement with Foucauldian and psychoanalytic models of the gaze. [(c) Emma Campbell and Robert Mills. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: King's College, London
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403963436
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