Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5414
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  • Title: The Issue of Feminine Monstrosity: A Reevaluation of Grendel's Mother [The author argues that labeling Grendel's mother "monstrous" is a relatively recent trend, originating not in the text itself (which calls her a "lady" and a "warrior"), but in translations and literary critical treatments of the text. The author argues that Grendel's mother was considered terrible because she violated gender norms. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Comitatus 23, ( 1992): Pages 1 - 16.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beowulf, Old English Epic Gender in Literature Grendel's Mother (Literary Figure) Literature- Verse Monsters Old English Language Translation Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 8
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00696412
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