Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 5374
Author(s): Elsakkers, Marianne.
Title : In Pain You Shall Bear Children (Gen. 3:16): Medieval Prayers for a Safe Delivery [The author argues in part that the rhythms of the "Peperit" charm helped a pregnant woman adjust to the different stages of labor; the Appendix reproduces the texts of four versions of the "Peperit" charm].
Source: Women and Miracle Stories: A Multidisciplinary Exploration.   Edited by Anne-Marie Korte Studies in the History of Religions, 88.   Brill, 2001.  Pages 179 - 207.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 6839
Title : Popular Literacy in the Middle Ages: "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues that Margery Kempe demonstrates a text-based literacy in her text because she has a wide knowledge of religious writings, many from heart, that she learned by listening. Margery Kempe expands our definition of literate because of her sophisticated composition and use of written sources. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Popular Literacy: Studies in Cultural Practices and Poetics.   Edited by John Trimbur .   University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.  Pages 56
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 3430
Author(s): Kittell, Ellen E.
Title : Women, Audience, and Public Acts in Medieval Flanders
Source: Journal of Women's History , 10., 3 (Autumn 1998):  Pages 74 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1998.

4. Record Number: 2483
Author(s): Donovan, Josephine.
Title : Women and the Framed-Novelle: A Tradition of Their Own [argues that women used the prose fiction form to counter such misogynist ideas as women as commodities of exchange and thereby developed a feminist consciousness, an awareness of the unjust subordination of women; though primarily devoted to women authors in the early modern period, the author briefly discusses the "Livre de la cité des dames" and the "Evangiles des quenouilles"].
Source: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Full Text via JSTOR) 22, 4 (Summer 1997): 947-980. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1997.

5. Record Number: 3351
Author(s): Uhlman, Diana R.
Title : The Comfort of Voice, the Solace of Script: Orality and Literacy in "The Book of Margery Kempe" [The author argues against a dichotomy between oral versus written and instead suggests a complex interdependence].
Source: Studies in Philology , 91., 1 (Winter 1994):  Pages 50 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1994.

6. Record Number: 10008
Author(s): Ziolkowski, Jan M.
Title : A Fairy Tale from before Fairy Tales: Egbert of Liege’s "De puella a lupellis seruata" and the Medieval Background of "Little Red Riding Hood" [The author analyzes Egbert’s eleventh-century Latin poem as an early analogue to the famous fairy tale about a girl and a wolf. Folklorists differ on the value of medieval texts for their studies, because most see them as too literary to be pure representations of an oral tradition and yet too early to qualify as literary fairy tales. Egbert claims an oral origin to his poem, which appears in a schoolbook for students learning Latin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 67., 3 (July 1992):  Pages 549 - 575.
Year of Publication: 1992.

7. Record Number: 10794
Author(s): Mickel, Emanuel J., Jr.
Title : Antiquities in Marie's "Lais" [The author considers the contemporary and historical aspects of Marie's “Lais,” arguing against the assertion that they derive from an ancient oral tradition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In Quest of Marie de France: A Twelfth-Century Poet.   Edited by Chantal A. Marechal .   Edwin Mellen Press, 1992. Speculum , 67., 3 (July 1992):  Pages 123 - 137.
Year of Publication: 1992.

8. Record Number: 9490
Author(s): Ross, Robert C.
Title : Oral life, written text: the genesis of the "Book of Margery Kempe." [The author proposes to treat Kempe’s “Book” as a form of oral life-history, in order to better understand its compositional integrity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Yearbook of English Studies , 22., ( 1992):  Pages 226 - 237.
Year of Publication: 1992.

9. Record Number: 11068
Author(s): Nichols, Stephen G.
Title : Marie de France’s Commonplaces [In her lais, Marie espouses the low culture of oral tradition and Breton folk tales over the literate Latin tradition, which was held in high esteem. The poetic technique of her lais combines classical rhetoric and popular narrative elements (like the use of vernacular and common proverbs). Her innovative use of commonplaces departs from Classical traditions and reforms the attitudes toward women and sexuality expressed in canonical Latin poetry. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Yale French Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) (1991): 134-148. Special Editions: Style and Values in Medieval Art and Literature.Link Info
Year of Publication: 1991.

10. Record Number: 11822
Author(s): Rudat, Wolfgang E. H.
Title : Reading Chaucer's Earnest Games: Folk-Mode or Literary Sophistication? [There is no strict difference between the categories of "ernest" (serious, moral) and "game" (light, entertaining) in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Merchant's Tale, a bawdy fabliau about an unfaithful wife and impotent husband, is an example of an "ernest game," a humorous form of story telling that has its roots in folklore and the oral tradition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 29., 2 (December 1991):  Pages 16 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1991.

11. Record Number: 12743
Author(s): Keefer, Sarah Larratt.
Title : A Monastic Echo in an Old English Charm [The Old English metrical poem most commonly known as “Charm for Delayed Birth” is often interpreted as a magical incantation intended to protect a woman from a spontaneous miscarriage or stillbirth. Although the poem may have origins in pagan practices, the poem’s references to Bethlehem and the Nativity give it Christian relevance. Moreover, the poem repeatedly echoes monastic references to scripture and liturgy, giving the poem an oral quality that could serve a prayerful or devotional purpose instead of just being a pagan incantation with Christian terminology. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Leeds Studies in English , 21., ( 1990):  Pages 71 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1990.

12. Record Number: 12767
Author(s): Millet, Bella.
Title : The Audience of the Saints’ Lives of the Katherine Group [The author posits that the Katherine Group had two “concentric” audiences, one composed of anchoresses, and the other, a general audience, directly addressed by the text, who may have received the Lives orally, in church. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reading Medieval Studies , 16., ( 1990):  Pages 127 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1990.

13. Record Number: 12868
Author(s): Millett, Bella.
Title : The Textual Transmission of "Seinte Iuliene" [The author discusses the transmission of the Middle English alliterative Seinte Iuliene. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medium Ævum , 59., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 41 - 54.
Year of Publication: 1990.