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  • Record Number: 7629
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Salih , Sarah.
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  • Title: Staging Conversion: The Digby Saint Plays and "The Book of Margery Kempe" [the author examines the representation of conversion in Margery Kempe's "Book" and in the Digby saint plays of Mary Magdalene and Saint Paul; she argues that conversion is a predominantly masculine topos which affects Margery's and Mary Magdalene's gender identity].
  • Source: Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe.  Edited by Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih.  Routledge, 2002.  Pages 121 - 134.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Conversion, Religious Digby Plays- Conversion of Saint Paul Digby Plays- Mary Magdalene Gender in Literature Hagiography Kempe, Margery, Mystic- Book of Margery Kempe Literature- Drama Literature- Prose Mary Magdalene, Saint in Literature Mystics Women in
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
  • Related Resources: Salih starts with the frequent observation that conversion narratives are gendered. Men's conversion generally brings about a break with their past, while women's conversion adapts their past life to their new religious vocation. This being said, Margery
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0415258219
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