Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7630
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Salih , Sarah.
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  • Title: Queering "Sponsalia Christi": Virginity, Gender, and Desire in the Early Middle English Anchoritic Texts [The author examines virginity, in particular the image of the bride of Christ, in the Katherine Group and "Wohunge of Ure Lauerd." She argues that the sexualization in the text does not imply heterosexualization but an eroticism that emphasizes likeness, sometimes both masculine with images of power and sometimes both feminine with images of beauty. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: New Medieval Literatures 5, ( 2002): Pages 155 - 175.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Bride of Christ, Image of Desire in Literature Gender Hagiography Heterosexism Homoeroticism in Literature Jesus Christ in Literature Katherine Group, Middle English Hagiographical Works Sexuality in Literature Virginity Wohunge of Ure Lauerd,
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 13
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of East Anglia
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 14653737
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