Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 8548
Author(s): Koppelman, Kate.
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Title : Devotional Ambivalence: The Virgin Mary as "Empresse of Helle" [The author examines the Middle English miracle of the Virgin in which the clerk Theophilus prays for her help in saving his soul from the devil. Rather than the mild mother figure, Mary is here portrayed as the queen of Hell who aggressively and angrily confronts first Theophilus and then the devil. The author, using psychoanalytic theory, argues that the devout would be filled with anxiety in praying to a Mary who is presented as an unpredictable and powerful figure. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies: Proceeding of the Illinois Medieval Association (Full Text via Project Muse) 18 (2001): 67-82 Link Info
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 10764
Author(s): Monroe, James T.
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Title : Quarrels, Rivals, and Rape: Gower and Chaucer [The author argues that the tradition of a quarrel between Chaucer and Gower simply valorizes aggression. Dinshaw suggests instead that Gower's texts should be read along with Chaucer's to avoid violent denigration of the female. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Li├Ęge, 1992.  Pages 112 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1992.