Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 13635
Author(s): Campbell, Kimberlee A.
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Title : Sexual Behavior and Social Consequences in the Old French "Chanson de geste" [The author argues that sexuality in French epics is generally subordinated to concerns of lineage and social order. Young women sometimes express sexual desire and even take the initiative, but it is up to the male characters to determine what will happen. Frequently the hero demonstrates sexual restraint and is rewarded later with marriage to the young girl who turns out to be a king's daughter. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.   Edited by Salvatore Luongo .   Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 199 - 211.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 13636
Author(s): Denis, Françoise.
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Title : Primauté d'une politique territoriale dans certains marriages épiques. "Raoul de Cambrai": un cas exemplaire? [The author analyzes the marriages arranged for territorial gain by the king in the epic "Raoul de Cambrai." The king wants to bind the territories in northeast France, including Artois and Ponthieu, to him by installing loyal new men as the husbands of heiresses and widowed noble women. The text is critical of the king's all powerful, ruthless approach. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.   Edited by Salvatore Luongo .   Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 213 - 227.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 13637
Author(s): Foehr- Janssens, Yasmina.
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Title : Une Reine au désert: désolation et majesté dans "Berte as grans piés" d' Adenet le Roi [The author analyzes Adenet le Roi's presentation of the persecuted queen Berthe which draws on earlier chanson de geste scenes of suffering male heroes including Roland. While Berthe is betrayed, she displays the hallmarks of a holy woman including patience, mercy, chastity, and resolution. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.   Edited by Salvatore Luongo .   Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 229 - 245.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 13638
Author(s): Ion, Despina.
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Title : Politique matrimoniale et stratégies narratives dans "Garin le Loheren" [The author explores the marriage exchanges made by the king, Pippin, which sometimes favor the noble men from Lorraine and sometimes instead help their rivals, the nobles from Bordeaux. There is a great deal of maneuvering with the group from Bordeaux declaring matches invalid. Marriage is generally with a higher ranked woman which confers status and resources on the new husband. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.   Edited by Salvatore Luongo .   Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 247 - 265.
Year of Publication: 2001.

5. Record Number: 13639
Author(s): Roussel, Claude.
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Title : Réécritures de "Florence de Rome" au XIVe siècle [The author looks at fourteenth century adaptations of the "Florence de Rome" poem, in particular an anonymous version written in epic style. The story of Florence concerns a chaste queen denounced by her brother-in-law (whose advances she rejected), disbelieved by her husband, and forced to wander until she founds a hospital and is declared innocent by her accusers. In comparing the earlier version with the fourteenth century epic account, Roussel notes less reliance on detailed descriptions but more emphasis on awakening the audience's pity for Florence's suffering. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: L' Épopée romane au moyen âge et aux temps modernes: Actes du XIVe Congrès International de la Société Rencesvals pour l' étude des épopées romanes: Naples, 24-30 juillet 1997. 2 volumes.   Edited by Salvatore Luongo .   Fridericiana Editrice Universitaria, 2001. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 815 - 826.
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 6281
Author(s): Ramey, Lynn Tarte.
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Title : Role Models? Saracen Women in Medieval French Epic [The author suggests various ways that French women listening to chansons de geste might have reacted to the characters of Saracen women who took independent actions].
Source: Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 131 - 141.
Year of Publication: 2001.

7. Record Number: 3753
Author(s): Ailes, M. J.
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Title : The Medieval Male Couple and the Language of Homosociality
Source: Masculinity in Medieval Europe.   Edited by D.M. Hadley .   Women and Men in History Series. Addison Wesley Longman, 1999. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 214 - 237.
Year of Publication: 1999.

8. Record Number: 13634
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Title : The "Chanson de geste," Woman to Woman [The author explores the dialogues between women in Old French epics. Although women do not speak much, Campbell finds three patterns into which the dialogues fall: mother/daughter, lady/servant, and woman/woman (conversations between social equals). In general women's words do not give them agency but indicate that they must accomodate themselves to the male universe. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Echoes of the Epic: Studies in Honor of Gerard J. Brault.   Edited by David P. Schenck and Mary Jane Schenck .   Summa Publications, 1998. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 49 - 62.
Year of Publication: 1998.

9. Record Number: 8
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane, Sarah Kay, Roberta L. Krueger and Helen Solterer
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Title : Feminism and the Discipline of Old French Studies: "Une Bele Disjointure"
Source: Medievalism and the Modernist Temper.   Edited by R. Howard Bloch and Stephen G. Nichols .   Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. Romance Notes , 41., 2 (Winter 2001):  Pages 225 - 266.
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 5833
Author(s): Sinclair, Finn E.
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Title : Suppression, Sacrifice, Subversion: Redefining the Feminine in the "Naissance du Chevalier au Cygne" [the author argues that the three female characters (the swan-maiden, her mother, and the evil mother-in-law) were changed or diminished from their initial roles in folk stories to the twelfth-century epics in order to support the importance of the male lineage].
Source: Olifant , 20., 40182 (Fall/Summer 1995-1996):  Pages 33 - 61.
Year of Publication: 1995-1996.

11. Record Number: 1484
Author(s): Neal, Sharon Bryant.
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Title : Las Donas e las femnas, las tozas avinens: Women in "La Canso de la Crozada" [while Guilhem de Tudela primarily limits women's roles to that of victim, the continuator of La Canso shows women as leaders and even fighters in the war against the Northern French forces; as a member of Southern society it was natural for him to represent women with more detail and care; the appendix reproduces thirty-nine excerpts from the "Canso de la Crozada" that deal with women].
Source: Tenso , 10., 2 (Spring 1995):  Pages 110 - 138.
Year of Publication: 1995.

12. Record Number: 436
Author(s): Kinoshita, Sharon.
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Title : Politics of Courtly Love: "La Prise d' Orange" and The Conversion of the Saracen Queen
Source: Romanic Review , 86., 2 (March 1995):  Pages 265 - 287. Special issue: The Production of Knowledge: Institutionalizing Sex, Gender, and Sexualiity in Medieval Discourse. Ed. by Kathryn Gravdal.
Year of Publication: 1995.

13. Record Number: 2526
Author(s): Kay, Sarah.
Contributor(s):
Title : Contesting "Romance Influence": The Poetics of the Gift [analyzes the figure of the Saracen princess in later "chansons de geste" ; aspects discussed are: the individual versus the political, sexual and gender identities, marriage as exchange, and the irony of control].
Source: Comparative Literature Studies , 32., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 320 - 341.
Year of Publication: 1995.

14. Record Number: 101
Author(s): Balfour, Mark.
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Title : Moses and the Princess: Josephus' Antiquitates Judaicae and the Chansons de Geste
Source: Medium Aevum , 64., 1 ( 1995):  Pages 1 - 16.
Year of Publication: 1995.

15. Record Number: 5831
Author(s): Morgan, Leslie Z.
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Title : Berta ai piedi grandi: Historical Figure and Literary Symbol [The author explores the meaning of Berthe's deformed feet as a symbol of evil in the Franco-Italian version of the cycle that explains the necessity for Roland's death].
Source: Olifant , 19., 1- 2 ( 1994):  Pages 37 - 56.
Year of Publication: 1994.

16. Record Number: 13640
Author(s): Campbell, Kimberlee Anne.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fighting Back: A Survey of Patterns of Female Aggressiveness in the Old French "chanson de geste" [The author argues that in the "chansons de geste" genre, women are sometimes represented as fighting defensively in order to save a loved one or themselves. Campbell also suggests that a woman's sexual identity diminishes the impact of her aggression. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Charlemagne in the North: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the Société Rencesvals Edinburgh 4th to 11th August 1991.   Edited by Philip E. Bennett, Anne Elizabeth Cobby, and Graham A. Runnalls .   Société Rencesvals British Branch, 1993. Olifant , 19., 1- 2 ( 1994):  Pages 241 - 251.
Year of Publication: 1993.

17. Record Number: 12788
Author(s): Armstrong, Guyda.
Contributor(s):
Title : Investing the Wild: Women’s Beliefs in the Chansons de Geste [Engaging with two papers by anthropologist, Edwin Ardener, the author explores the relationship between the oppression of women characters in chansons de geste, and the ascription to them of dissenting beliefs. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Paragraph , 13., 2 ( 1990):  Pages 147 - 163.
Year of Publication: 1990.

18. Record Number: 12803
Author(s): Aird, William M
Contributor(s):
Title : Seduction and Suppression in 'Ami et Amile' [The author analyzes the trope of seduction in Ami et Amile in order to argue that women are introduced to the chanson de geste so that they can then be expelled; their exclusion ensures the integrity of the masculine collectivity. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: French Studies , 44., 2 ( 1990):  Pages 129 - 142.
Year of Publication: 1990.