Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3957
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hodgson , Miranda.
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  • Title: Impossible Women: Aelfric's "Sponsa Christi" and "La Mysterique" [The author analyzes Aelfric's account of the life of the virgin martyr, Saint Agnes. She focuses on the speeches that Agnes makes with an emphasis on the Bride of Christ imagery and on "la mysterique," a concept borrowed from Luce Irigaray which describes the only public space in which women can speak about their relationship with Christ. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Feminist Forum 33, (Spring 2002): Pages 12 - 21.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Ælfric, Abbot of Eynsham- Lives of the Saints- Life of Agnes Agnes, Martyr, Saint Bride of Christ, Image of Feminist Theory Hagiography Irigaray, Luce, Philosopher (1930- ) Martyrs Speech in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Author's Affiliation: Linacre College, University of Oxford
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 15368742
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