Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 11864
Author(s): Dutton, Marsha L.
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Title : Chaucer's Two Nuns [The author argues that Chaucer presents the Second Nun as a positive figure in contrast to the Prioress who is verbally and intellectually incompetent. The Prioress mistranslates Latin and tells a tale of vengeance that subordinates Christ to both Mary and the martyrs. The Second Nun instead emphasizes God's love and grace. Her Saint Cecilia is not an innocent victim because she chooses to follow Christ, knowing that the risks are worth eternal life. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Monasteries and society in medieval Britain: proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium.   Edited by Benjamin Thompson Harlaxton medieval studies .   Stamford Watkins , 1999.  Pages 296 - 311.
Year of Publication: 1999.

2. Record Number: 2266
Author(s): Cartwright, Jane.
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Title : The Desire to Corrupt: Convent and Community in Medieval Wales [discusses the number of nunneries in Wales, their population, and economic condition; also considers Welsh social and cutltural attitudes toward women's sexuality and religious devotion as reflected by the Cywyddwyr poets, a group that wrote under aristocratic patronage in the fourteenth century].
Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.   Edited by Diane Watt .   University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 20 - 48.
Year of Publication: 1997.

3. Record Number: 945
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Title : The Possible Unity of Chaucer's Prioresses [argues that the prioress of the "Prologue" is a pretentious bourgeoise, while the prioress narrator worships the image of a divine child but has no love for humanity].
Source: Chaucer Yearbook , 3., ( 1996):  Pages 55 - 71.
Year of Publication: 1996.

4. Record Number: 1349
Author(s): Kelly, Henry Ansgar.
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Title : A Neo-Revisionist Looks at Chaucer's Nuns [historical sketch of English nuns' conditions including estimated numbers, sources of income, opportunities to go on pilgrimage, and the priests associated with women's monasteries].
Source: Chaucer Review , 31., 2 ( 1996):  Pages 115 - 132.
Year of Publication: 1996.

5. Record Number: 260
Author(s): Filax, Elaine.
Contributor(s):
Title : Female Ideal: Chaucer's Second Nun
Source: Sovereign Lady: Essays on Women in Middle English Literature.   Edited by Muriel Whitaker .   Garland Publishing, 1995. Chaucer Review , 31., 2 ( 1996):  Pages 133 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1995.

6. Record Number: 10780
Author(s): Wood, Chauncey.
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Title : Three Chaucerian Widows: Tales of Innocence and Experience [The author contrasts the Wife of Bath with the Prioress and the Second Nun, finding her lacking in mercy and preoccupied with worldly concerns. 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. Chaucer Review , 31., 2 ( 1996):  Pages 282 - 290.
Year of Publication: 1992.

7. Record Number: 7413
Author(s): Hahn, Thomas.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Performance of Gender in the Prioress [The author argues that Chaucer's Prioress both wears a kind of "mask of womanliness," and also identifies herself with a predominantly masculine Christian community by performing femininity. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Chaucer Yearbook , 1., ( 1992):  Pages 111 - 134.
Year of Publication: 1992.