Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7091
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Steinle , Eric M.
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  • Title: The Knot, the Belt, and the Making of "Guigemar" [Marie de France uses imagery in her lais in order to summarize the structural and thematic concerns of her poems. In “Guigemar,” the knot and the belt (which the lovers exchange as love tokens) and thematic references to forms of enclosure symbolize the thematic unity and circular narrative of the poem; the knot and the belt are also metaphors that refer to Marie’s own role as “maker” or author of intricate narratives. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts 6, ( 1991): Pages 29 - 53.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Authorship Gifts Lais, Literary Genre Literature-Verse Love in Literature Marie de France, Poet- Lais- Guigemar Metaphor, Literary Device Narrative Poetic Structure Women Authors Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02750058
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