Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4290
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Secor , John R.
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  • Title: Le porpenser: Forethought Before Speech or Action in "Tisbe" and "Nicolette" [The female protagonists in these two French courtly poems present the woman's role as one of premeditated action and careful planning. The male's role, conversely, is brutish; the male protagonists only act in response to sudden emotion and are ridiculed as a result. In contrast to conventional depictions of lovers who meditate upon their lovers and daydream randomly, these women display active goal-oriented thinking. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Perspectives 6, ( 1991): Pages 76 - 86.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Aucassin et Nicolette, Chantefable Courtly Literature Literature- Verse Love in Literature Piramus et Tisbe, Romance Women in Active Roles Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Morehead State University
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10575367
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