Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4347
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lloyd-Morgan , Ceridwen.
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  • Title: The "Querelle des Femmes": A Continuing Tradition in Welsh Women's Literature [the author analyzes a poem by the woman author Gwerful Mechain in which she responds to a diatribe against women by the male poet Ieuan Dyfi; Gwenful Mechain cites women fromWelsh history, the Bible and the classical tradition all who had important achievements].
  • Source: Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts in Late Medieval Britain. Essays for Felicity Riddy.  Edited by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Rosalynn Voaden, Arlyn Diamond, Ann Hutchison, Carol M. Meale, and Lesley JohnsonMedieval Women: Texts and Contexts.  Brepols, 2000.  Pages 101 - 114.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Dyfi, Ieuan, Welsh Poet Literature- Verse Mechain, Gwenful, Female Welsh Poet Misogyny in Literature Polemics- Women Wales Welsh Literature Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15- 16
  • Related Resources: Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, looking at Welsh female poets who participated in the literary debate known as the querelle des femmes, shows how they refute male accusations of female misbehavior. In providing counter examples of virtuous women, the poets drew fr
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  • Table: One figure. Figure One Manuscript page of Gwerful Mechain's poem (Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 99, p. 121).
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  • Author's Affiliation: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2503509797
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