Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4695
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Huot , Sylvia
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  • Title: Visualizing the Feminine in the "Roman de Perceforest": The Episode of the "Conte de la rose" [The author argues that in this episode the wife's love and loyalty are celebrated, while the knights who want to shame her husband are emasculated by her cleverness. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Troubled Vision: Gender, Sexuality, and Sight in Medieval Text and Image.  Edited by Emma Campbell and Robert Mills.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.  Pages 193 - 206.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Chastity in Literature Honor in Literature Literature- Prose Misogyny Roman de Perceforest, French Prose Romance Rose, Image of, in Literature Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14
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  • Abstract: This chapter looks at an episode in the fourteenth-century "Roman de Perceforest" with particular visual significance: the representation of feminine constancy by a magical rose. Courtly and misogynistic readings of this image are pitted against each other in the ensuing intrigue. [(c) Emma Campbell and Robert Mills. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1403963436
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