Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4407
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  • Title: The "Chanson de geste," Woman to Woman [The author explores the dialogues between women in Old French epics. Although women do not speak much, Campbell finds three patterns into which the dialogues fall: mother/daughter, lady/servant, and woman/woman (conversations between social equals). In general women's words do not give them agency but indicate that they must accomodate themselves to the male universe. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Echoes of the Epic: Studies in Honor of Gerard J. Brault.  Edited by David P. Schenck and Mary Jane Schenck.  Summa Publications, 1998.  Pages 49 - 62.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chansons de Geste, Literary Genre Dialogue in Literature Female Voice in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1883479223
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