Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8782
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bishop , Louise.
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  • Title: Dame Study and Women's Literacy ["Langland's poem negotiates the discourse of reading, recognizing the competition between the accepted female discursive mode and the call to social activism: 'Piers Plowman' embodies that competition in the figure of Study. As wife of Wit, Study dramatizes the competition for a reader's conscience, and traces in her disquisition the readerly paths to the heart. The one thing that recuperates the social experience of reading is its communal and sensual component: texts are read, heard, and felt. Study's emphasis on charity reveals a bold, feminized component of the discourse of social activism as antidote, if you will, to the constructed female reader of texts of affective piety." (Page 112)].
  • Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies 12, ( 1998): Pages 97 - 115.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Affective Piety Charity Femininity in Literature Gender in Literature Langland, William, Poet- Piers Plowman Literature- Verse Readers Study (Literary Figure) Vernacular Language
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Oregon
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 08902917
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