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1. Record Number: 8086
Author(s): Innes-Parker, Catherine.
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Title : The "Homicidal Women" Stories in the "Roman de Th├Ębes," the "Brut Chronicles," and Deschamps's "Ballade 285" [The author summarizes her thesis in this way: "These three phenomena concerning the homicidal-women stories--their participation in the narrow yet strong narrative tradition of women-on-top, their framing in the inaccessible sphere of myth, and their use as a currency of literary prestige--were all coherent with the dominant male ideology and, perhaps more unexpectedly, useful in shaping national politics." (Pages 207-208)].
Source: Domestic Violence in Medieval Texts.   Edited by Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, and Merrall Llewelyn Price .   University Press of Florida, 2002.  Pages 205 - 222.
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 11820
Author(s): Pulsiano, Phillip and Kirsten Wolf
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Title : The "Hwelp" in "Wulf and Eadwacer" [The symbolic meaning of the "hwelp" (whelp, young dog or wolf) in is much debated in this Old English poem. Some critics interpret the "hwelp" as representing a child who is born as a result of an illicit love affair, but the authors argue that many references to wolves in Old Norse literature and law suggest that the "hwelp" in this poem is the child of an outlaw father. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 3 (March 1991):  Pages 1 - 9.
Year of Publication: 1991.