Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5542
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Ross , Ellen M.
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  • Title: Spiritual Experience and Women's Autobiography: The Rhetoric of Selfhood in "The Book of Margery Kempe" [Kempe uses domestic and familial language as the dominant metaphors for describing her relationship with the divine and her mode of understanding, experiencing, and expressing the self. Not only does she use relational terms like "daughter," "mother," and "sister" to describe her connections to Christ and the Virgin Mary, but she also identifies herself with a tradition of holy women and, at other times, as a prophet. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of the American Academy of Religion 59, 3 (Fall 1991): Pages 527 - 546.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Autobiography Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Language Literature- Prose Mystics Rhetoric Self in Literature Social Roles Spirituality Women Authors Women in Literature Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Swarthmore College
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00027189
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