Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9910
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Pulsiano , Phillip.
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  • Title: Blessed Bodies: The "Vitae" of Anglo-Saxon Female Saints ["More specifically, I am interested in reading these "vitae" as gendered texts, wherein are inscribed perceptions of the female religious that mark the narratives as requiring from reader and compositor alike the appropriation and also construction of sets of conventions different from those of male "vitae" and centered, most prominently, on chastity and, by implication, on the woman's body as source of sanctity and power but also as the locus of sexuality and violence, whether in the form of enforced marriage, attempted rape, psychological persecution, physical torture, murder, or self-mutilation." (Pages 11-12)].
  • Source: Parergon: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, New Series 16, 2 (January 1999): Pages 1 - 42.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Body Gender in Literature Hagiography Monasticism Power Violence Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13- 14
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  • Author's Affiliation: Villanova University
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03136221
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