Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9317
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Townsend , David.
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  • Title: Ironic Intertextuality and the Reader's Resistance to Heroic Masculinity in the "Waltharius" [suggests that monastic readers viewed Hildegund as a subversive character who undercut the warriors' bravado; comparisons are made with the "Aeneid's" Dido episode and slasher films].
  • Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.  Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 67 - 86.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Gender in Literature Heroes in Literature Hildegund (Literary Figure) Irony Latin Literature Literature- Verse Masculinity in Literature Readers Waltharius, Latin Epic
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 9
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  • Abstract: This essay examines the way readers of an early medieval epic used irony as a powerful and flexible, though ambiguous, strategy to undercut the text's ostensible investment in the heroic masculinity of Germanic legend. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing at http://www.garlandpub.com].
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Toronto
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815328362
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