Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 5372
Author(s): Poorthuis, Marcel and Chana Safrai
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Title : Fresh Water for a Tired Soul: Pregnancy and Messianic Desire in a Mediaeval Jewish Document from Sicily [The authors examine a text in Hebrew from the Cairo Geniza that describes three events full of Messianic promise; the first event involves a pregnant Jewish woman who experiences visions and calls on Jews to repent].
Source: Women and Miracle Stories: A Multidisciplinary Exploration.   Edited by Anne-Marie Korte Studies in the History of Religions, 88.   Brill, 2001.  Pages 123 - 144.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 3929
Author(s): Kim, Susan.
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Title : Bloody Signs: Circumcision and Pregnancy in the Old English Judith [The author argues that the beheading of Holofernes can be read as a castration or circumcision while the severed head of Holofernes figures as the result of Judith's symbolic pregnancy].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 11., 2 (Spring 1999):  Pages 285 - 307.
Year of Publication: 1999.

3. Record Number: 3608
Author(s): Cartlidge, Neil.
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Title : Alas, I Go with Chylde : Representations of Extra-Marital Pregnancy in the Middle English Lyric
Source: English Studies , 79., 2 ( 1998):  Pages 395 - 414.
Year of Publication: 1998.

4. Record Number: 7243
Author(s): Bitel, Lisa M.
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Title : Conceived in Sins, Born in Delights: Stories of Procreation from Early Ireland [The author argues that the surviving narratives of sex, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth from eight and ninth-century Ireland represent an exclusively male ideology, and reveal masculine attempts to co-opt the procreative process more generally. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Sexuality , 3., 2 ( 1992):  Pages 181 - 202.
Year of Publication: 1992.

5. Record Number: 12690
Author(s): Brown, Russell E.
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Title : Pregnancy in Classical and Medieval Literature [The author notes the absence of pregnancy in Arthurian romances and compares it to a similar lack in Greek epic and drama. Brown suggests the genres' emphases on the ideal and on timelessness may account for pregnancies not being depicted. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Neophilologus , 75., ( 1991):  Pages 321 - 326.
Year of Publication: 1991.

6. Record Number: 12743
Author(s): Keefer, Sarah Larratt.
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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.