Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8643
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Burns , E. Jane.
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  • Title: Raping Men: What's Motherhood Got to Do with It?
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 127 - 160.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty in Literature Infanticide in Literature Mothers in Literature Ovid, Ancient Poet Philomena, Old French Poem Progne (Literary Figure) Rape in Literature Sexual Violence in Literature Sources
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: In the first of four essays on "The Philomel Legacy," E. Jane Burns, in "Raping Men: What's Motherhood Got to Do With It?" shows in the Old French Philomela how Philomela and Progne rework two myths of female nature; the beloved beauty and the loving moth
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  • Illustrations: This essay draws on the Old French "Philomena" to understand how the abusive effects of sexual violence against women are positioned within and cushioned by larger cultural narratives of beauty, allurement, and love and, less predictably, within traditions of marriage and motherhood. [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484
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