Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4319
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Perfetti , Lisa R.
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  • Title: Men's Theories, Women's Laughter: The Thousand and One Nights and Women's Comic Pleasures in Medieval Literature [The author analyzes the episode in which the three sisters joke with a porter about their sexual organs; the author suggests that this gave women in the audience the opportunity to laugh with, rather than at, the women in the text].
  • Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 10, 2 (Fall 1998): Pages 207 - 241.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Arabic Literature Laughter in Literature Sexuality in Literature Shahrazad (Literary Figure) Thousand and One Nights, Collection of Tales Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: General
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  • Author's Affiliation: Muhlenberg College
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10412573
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