Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 35830
Author(s): Bennett, Judith M. and Shannon McSheffrey
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Title : Early, Erotic and Alien: Women Dressed as Men in Late Medieval London
Source: History Workshop Journal , 77., ( 2014):  Pages 1 - 25.
Year of Publication: 2014.

2. Record Number: 11753
Author(s): Evans, Ruth.
Contributor(s):
Title : Signs of the Body: Gender, Sexuality, and Space in York and the York Cycle [The author explores the Corpus Christi play cycle in York for the identities of women and space in plays concerning Eve and Procula, Pilate's wife. Also in the essay Evans considers social and political evidence of women's involvements with the plays as patrons and possibly as actresses in addition to the more usual cross-dressing males in female parts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women's Space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church.   Edited by Virginia Chieffo Raguin and Sarah Stanbury .   State University of New York Press, 2005. History Workshop Journal , 77., ( 2014):  Pages 23 - 45.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 10878
Author(s): Naessens, Mariann.
Contributor(s):
Title : Judicial Authorities' Views of Women's Roles in Late Medieval Flanders [The author examines court records concerning various sexual crimes including adultery, brothel keeping, and cross dressing. The judges appear to be most concerned with men's honor as preserved through women's fidelity and subordination. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Texture of Society: Medieval Women in the Southern Low Countries.   Edited by Ellen E. Kittell and Mary A. Suydam .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. History Workshop Journal , 77., ( 2014):  Pages 51 - 77.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 9676
Author(s): Newman, Martha G.
Contributor(s):
Title : Real Men and Imaginary Women: Engelhard of Langheim Considers a Woman in Disguise [The author examines an exemplum written by the Cistercian monk Engelhard of Langheim concerning a monk at Schönau who at death was discovered to be a woman. Engelhard attempted to make her a model for male Cistercians but, unlike later narrators, he ignored the tradition of holy women and the new ideas connecting female weakness to divine strength. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 1184 - 1213.
Year of Publication: 2003.

5. Record Number: 5980
Author(s): Walker, Jonathan A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Trans-Discursiveness and Transvestite Sainthood: Or, How to Make the Gendered Form Fit the Generic Function
Source: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, York, January 5-7 2001. .  2001. Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):
Year of Publication: 2001.

6. Record Number: 7847
Author(s): Maggioni, Giovanni Paolo.
Contributor(s):
Title : La "Vita sanctae Theodorae" (BHL 8070). La revisione imperfetta di una traduzione perfettibile [The legend of Theodora, who repented her sins in a monastery disguised as a man, originated in Greek. The tale was received in the West via Naples and Rome beginning in the ninth century. A Greek community in Rome at the time of Pope Paschal I is a plausible conduit for the transmission of the "Vita" of Theodora. The Latin texts show many signs of imperfect translations from the Greek. The Appendix presents the Latin text of the "Vita Theodorae," Cap. 241-242. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 7., ( 2000):  Pages 201 - 268.
Year of Publication: 2000.

7. Record Number: 5300
Author(s): Myers, Jeffrey Rayner.
Contributor(s):
Title : Chaucer's Pardoner as Female Eunuch [The author argues that the Pardoner is not a homosexual or a eunuch but a cross dressing woman who supports the Wife of Bath's defense of women and may have a heterosexual relationship with the Summoner].
Source: Studia Neophilologica , 72., ( 2000):  Pages 54 - 62.
Year of Publication: 2000.

8. Record Number: 10118
Author(s): Zacher, Samantha.
Contributor(s):
Title : Masquerade and Mimesis: The Old English Transvestite Lives as Models for Female Sanctity
Source: Old English Newsletter , 33., 3 (Spring 2000): Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 4-7, 2000, Session 110: "Ælfric's Saints."
Year of Publication: 2000.

9. Record Number: 10159
Author(s): Benedetti, Roberto.
Contributor(s):
Title : Teodora e il travestimento mistico nel diciottesimo dei "Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages" [The legend of Theodora of Alexandria, found in the "Miracles de Notre Dame par personnages," was composed in French and based on the "Legenda Aurea." Theodora adopted men's clothing to escape attempted seduction, and she embraced the life of a monk. Accused of rape, she endured that calumny in silence. Such hagiographic tales did not soften condemnation of cross dressing outside of carnival season. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Études Médiévales , 1., ( 1999):  Pages 21 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1999.

10. Record Number: 3962
Author(s): Clark, Robert. L. A.
Contributor(s):
Title : Queering "Orientalism": The East as Closet in Said, Ackerley, and the Medieval Christian West [The author briefly analyzes a play, "Miracle la fille d'un Roy," based on "Yde et Olive," in which the main character Ysabel assumes a masculine identity and ends up married to the princess of Byzantium before her gender is revealed].
Source: Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue , 5., 3 ( 1999):  Pages 336 - 349.
Year of Publication: 1999.

11. Record Number: 3930
Author(s): Scheil, Andrew P.
Contributor(s):
Title : Somatic Ambiguity and Masculine Desire in the Old English Life of Euphrosyne [Euphrosyne lives as a eunuch in a monastery ; the text brings out the erotic aspects of homosociality among the monks].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 11., 2 (Spring 1999):  Pages 345 - 361.
Year of Publication: 1999.

12. Record Number: 5483
Author(s): Stelladoro, Maria.
Contributor(s):
Title : Agiografia e Agiologia nel "Bios" di S. Marina di Scanio ("BHG" 1170) [Daniel's life of Marina of Scanio represents the last stage of Sicilian Greek; young Maria insisted on undertaking a religious life as Marina; later she went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem dressed as a man, Marino; this cross dressing is one of the common Greek literary and hagiographic motifs found in Daniel's life of Marina; after returning home from pilgrimage Marina died at a young age].
Source: Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik , 48., ( 1998):  Pages 57 - 66.
Year of Publication: 1998.

13. Record Number: 5555
Author(s): Schein, Sylvia.
Contributor(s):
Title : The "Female-Men of God" and "Men Who Were Women." Female Saints and Holy Land Pilgrimage During the Byzantine Period [The author considers the Roman aristocratic women who made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and, when pilgrimage for women was discouraged, the stories of transvestite female saints who also came to Jerusalem; in both groups an ascetic way of life allowed them to transcend their sinfulness and make a sincere conversion; the appendices present a list of women pilgrims to Jerusalem and a shorter list of transvestite female pilgrims].
Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 5., ( 1998):  Pages 1 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1998.

14. Record Number: 3835
Author(s): Delpech, François.
Contributor(s):
Title : Pilosités héroïques et femmes travesties: Archéologie d'un stratagème
Source: Bulletin Hispanique , 100., 1 (janvier-juin 1998):  Pages 131 - 164.
Year of Publication: 1998.

15. Record Number: 5346
Author(s):
Contributor(s):
Title : Heo Man Ne Waes: Cross-Dressing, Sex-Change, and Womanhood in Aelfric's Life of Eugenia [The author compares Alefric's version with the "Vitae patrum" text, arguing that Aelfric emphasizes the renunciation of the material world while virginity is not his primary concern].
Source: Mediaevalia , 22., 1 ( 1998):  Pages 113 - 131. Published by the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton
Year of Publication: 1998.

16. Record Number: 6366
Author(s): Cavallero, Daniela.
Contributor(s):
Title : Alatiel e Zinevra: Il "peso" del silenzio, la leggerezza dei "vestiti" [Alatiel never speaks during her adventures, and her lovers do not speak a language known to her; this can be interpreted as the use of the only language, that of the body, through sex, available to a woman in a world dominated by men; Zinevra assumes male garb, but only for a time, returning to the social restrictions of female dress once she reaches safety].
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 9., ( 1998):  Pages 165 - 170.
Year of Publication: 1998.

17. Record Number: 3146
Author(s): Watt, Diane.
Contributor(s):
Title : Behaving like a Man? Incest, Lesbian Desire, and Gender Play in "Yde et Olive" and Its Adaptations [Yde masquerades as a man to escape her incestuous father, is given the emperor's daughter in marriage, and miraculously becomes a man].
Source: Comparative Literature (Full Text via JSTOR) 50, 4 (Autumn 1998): 265-285. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1998.

18. Record Number: 3362
Author(s): Delierneux, N.
Contributor(s):
Title : Virilité physique et sainteté feminine dans l'hagiographie orientale du IVe au VIIe siècle [Saints' lives used include those of Mary the Egyptian, Anastasia, Apollinaria, Athanasia, Euphrosyne, Theodora of Alexandria, and Matrona].
Source: Byzantion , 67., 1 ( 1997):  Pages 179 - 243.
Year of Publication: 1997.

19. Record Number: 5609
Author(s): Tsamis, Demetrios G.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Life of St. Ilaria [translation of a traditional account of St. Ilaria from "Meterikon," Volume 4, Edition of the Sacred Monastery of Panagia of Evros (Alexandroupolis, 1993); the story recounts that Saint Ilaria, the daughter of King Zeno, escaped to Egypt to live as a male ascetic in the desert; her sister, possessed by a demon, was brought to Egypt for healing; Ilaria healed her and was forced to reveal her identity to her father; he rejoiced and regretfully allowed her to return to her life in the desert as the eunuch Ilarion].
Source: Greek Orthodox Theological Review , 42., 40241 (Fall-Winter 1997):  Pages 381 - 394.
Year of Publication: 1997.

20. Record Number: 7475
Author(s): Abdalla, Laila.
Contributor(s):
Title : Man, woman or monster: Some themes of female masculinity and transvestism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Source: Greek Orthodox Theological Review , 42., 40241 (Fall-Winter 1997):
Year of Publication: 1997.

21. Record Number: 2426
Author(s): Putter, Ad
Contributor(s):
Title : Tranvestite Knights in Medieval Life and Literature [men dress as women both in real-life tournaments and in such romances as "Meraugais de Portlesguez," Malory's "Sir Tristram," "Witasse le Moine," and "Claris et Laris"; the author argues that these situations serve to emphasize the cross-dressing hero's masculinity and make a joke of inept characters].
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997. Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 5., ( 1998):  Pages 279 - 302.
Year of Publication: 1997.

22. Record Number: 2428
Author(s): Sponsler, Claire.
Contributor(s):
Title : Outlaw Masculinities: Drag, Blackface, and Late Medieval Laboring-Class Festiviities
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997. Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 5., ( 1998):  Pages 321 - 347.
Year of Publication: 1997.

23. Record Number: 2332
Author(s): Szarmach, Paul E.
Contributor(s):
Title : St. Euphrosyne: Holy Transvestite
Source: Holy Men and Holy Women: Old English Prose Saints' Live and Their Contexts.   Edited by Paul E. Szarmach .   State University of New York Press, 1996. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 26., 2 (Spring 1996):  Pages 353 - 365.
Year of Publication: 1996.

24. Record Number: 1751
Author(s): Edwards, Lilas.
Contributor(s):
Title : Joan of Arc: Empowerment and Risk in Androgyny
Source: Medieval Life , 5., (Summer 1996):  Pages 3 - 6.
Year of Publication: 1996.

25. Record Number: 1580
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Title : Clothing and Gender Definition: Joan of Arc
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 26., 2 (Spring 1996):  Pages 297 - 319. Special Issue: Historical Inquiries/ Psychoanalytic Criticism/ Gender Studies
Year of Publication: 1996.

26. Record Number: 3025
Author(s): Schibanoff, Susan.
Contributor(s):
Title : True Lies: Transvestism and Idolatry in the Trial of Joan of Arc [analyzes the charges against Joan; dressing like a man and worshipping the voices that she heard].
Source: Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc.   Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Charles T. Wood .   Garland Publishing, 1996. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 26., 2 (Spring 1996):  Pages 31 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1996.

27. Record Number: 1422
Author(s): Bullough, Vern L.
Contributor(s):
Title : Cross Dressing and Gender Role Change in the Middle Ages [while female cross dressing is not uncommon in medieval saints' lives, there was apparently much less tolerance for male cross dressers given the less powerful role of women].
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies , 26., 2 (Spring 1996):  Pages 223 - 242.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 1354
Author(s): Johnston, Elva.
Contributor(s):
Title : Transforming Women in Irish Hagiography
Source: Peritia: Journal of the Medieval Academy of Ireland , 9., ( 1995):  Pages 197 - 220.
Year of Publication: 1995.

29. Record Number: 435
Author(s): Lomperis, Linda.
Contributor(s):
Title : Bodies That Matter in the Court of Late Medieval England and in Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" [Alisoun as a female impersonator and male homoeroticism at the court of Richard II].
Source: Romanic Review , 86., 2 (March 1995):  Pages 243 - 264. Special issue: The Production of Knowledge: Institutionalizing Sex, Gender, and Sexualiity in Medieval Discourse. Ed. by Kathryn Gravdal.
Year of Publication: 1995.

30. Record Number: 520
Author(s): Kinoshita, Sharon.
Contributor(s):
Title : Heldris de Cornüalle's "Roman de Silence" and the Feudal Politics of Lineage
Source: PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (Full Text via JSTOR) 110, 3 (May 1995): 397-409. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 27
Author(s): Gaunt, Simon.
Contributor(s):
Title : Straight Minds,"Queer" Wishes in Old French Hagiography: La Vie de Sainte Euphrosine
Source: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies , 1., 4 ( 1995):  Pages 439 - 457.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 28
Author(s): Boyd, David Lorenzo and Ruth Mazo Karras
Contributor(s):
Title : Interrogation of a Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London
Source: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies , 1., 4 ( 1995):  Pages 459 - 465.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 5553
Author(s): Warner, Marina.
Contributor(s):
Title : Joan of Arc: A Gender Myth [The author examines two major issues: the question of witchcraft at Joan's trial and how her boyishness and cross dressing came in later centuries to be associated with female virtue].
Source: Joan of Arc: Reality and Myth.   Edited by Jan van Herwaarden Publikaties van de Faculteit der Historische en Kunstwetenschappen. Maatschappijgeschiedenis .   Verloren, 1994. Romanic Review , 85., 4 (November 1994):  Pages 96 - 117.
Year of Publication: 1994.

34. Record Number: 3555
Author(s): Bullough, Vern L.
Contributor(s):
Title : On Being a Male in the Middle Ages
Source: Medieval Masculinities: Regarding Men in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Clare A. Lees with the assistance of Thelma Fenster and Jo Ann McNamara Medieval Cultures, 7.   University of Minnesota Press, 1994. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies , 1., 4 ( 1995):  Pages 31 - 45.
Year of Publication: 1994.

35. Record Number: 3410
Author(s): McCracken, Peggy.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Boy Who Was a Girl: Reading Gender in the "Roman de Silence"
Source: Romanic Review , 85., 4 (November 1994):  Pages 517 - 536.
Year of Publication: 1994.

36. Record Number: 5485
Author(s): Stanley, Eric G.
Contributor(s):
Title : Heroic Women in Old English Literature [The author briefly explores old English female saints' lives to find the qualities that were praised including fortitude, patience, and bravery].
Source: Heroes and Heroines in Medieval English Literature: A Festschrift Presented to André Crépin on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday.   Edited by Leo Carruthers .   D. S. Brewer, 1994. Romanic Review , 85., 4 (November 1994):  Pages 59 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1994.

37. Record Number: 9492
Author(s): Roy, Gopa.
Contributor(s):
Title : A virgin acts manfully: Ælfric's “Life of St. Eugenia” and the Latinversions [The article demonstrates that Ælfric’s Old English version of St. Eugenia’s “Life” is more sympathetic to women than its closest Latin source. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Leeds Studies in English , ( 1992):  Pages 1 - 27.
Year of Publication: 1992.

38. Record Number: 11806
Author(s): Hotchkiss, Valerie R.
Contributor(s):
Title : Disguise and Despair: The Life of Hildegund von Schonau [The author discusses the clashes between the biography and hagiography of a transvestite Cistercian nun. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Women as Protagonists and Poets in the German Middle Ages: An Anthology of Feminist Approaches to Middle High German Literature.   Edited by Albrecht Classen .   Kümmerle Verlag, 1991. Leeds Studies in English , ( 1992):  Pages 29 - 41.
Year of Publication: 1991.

39. Record Number: 12789
Author(s): Tougher, Shaun
Contributor(s):
Title : The Significance of Silence [The author argues that the Roman de Silence exposes a fear of women which is disguised as misogyny, and that this misogyny draws attention to the very anxiety Heldris de Cornualle attempts to conceal. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Paragraph , 13., 2 ( 1990):  Pages 202 - 216.
Year of Publication: 1990.

40. Record Number: 35183
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Title : Saint Jerome in a woman's dress
Source: Paragraph , 13., 2 ( 1990):
Year of Publication: