Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 10704
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Marriage and the Creation of Kin in the Sagas [The author concludes in part: "The fact that kinship networks were up for negotiation, that each conjugal unit in a sense selected for itself when which kinship bonds were the most important, meant that power within marriage was up for negotiation too. The default obligation for men was their blood relatives and for women seems rather to have been to their husbands; but the system was flexible enough that each couple worked out for itself which relationships were most important." (page 488).]
Source: Scandinavian Studies , 75., 1 (Spring 2003):  Pages 473 - 490.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 9675
Author(s): Niles, John D.
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Title : The Problem of the Ending of "The Wife's Lament" [The author argues that the closing section of the "Wife's Lament" (lines 42-52a) has been misread. It is not a tender lament from a separated lover. Instead it is an angry curse directed at the husband who abandoned her. Niles suggests that modern gender assumptions prevented critics from recognizing the anger, vengeance, and other strong emotions expressed by the female speaker. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 78., 4 (October 2003):  Pages 1107 - 1150.
Year of Publication: 2003.

3. Record Number: 10123
Author(s): Peach, Bridget.
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Title : The Suppression of the Powerful, Avenging Woman in "Beowulf": Beowulf's Encounter with Grendel's Mother
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 347: "Beowulf I."
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 5388
Author(s): Bagge, Sverre.
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Title : Women in Old Norse Society and Their Images in Literature [The author analyzes at length two books by Jenny Jochens, "Women in Old Norse Society" and "Old Norse Images of Women"].
Source: Collegium Medievale , 10., 40180 ( 1997):  Pages 175 - 183.
Year of Publication: 1997.

5. Record Number: 6726
Author(s): Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney.
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Title : Sarah and the Hyena: Laughter, Menstruation and the Genesis of a Double Entendre [the author examines a passage fom the Qur'an along with relevant poems, all of which refer to menstruation; in the story of Sarah menstrutation is associated with fertility and freshness, while in the poetry menstruation is a sign of pollution with the menstruating hyena defiling the dead who have not been avenged].
Source: History of Religions (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 1 (August 1996): 13-41. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

6. Record Number: 1410
Author(s): Albano, Robert A.
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Title : The Role of Women in Anglo-Saxon Culture: Hildeburh in "Beowulf" and a Curious Counterpart in the "Volsunga Saga" [Signy who seeks revenge against her husband, King Siggeir, for the wrongs he has done to her Volsung family].
Source: English Language Notes , 32., 1 (September 1994):  Pages 1 - 10.
Year of Publication: 1994.

7. Record Number: 10797
Author(s): Johnson, Susan M.
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Title : Christian Allusion and Divine Justice in "Yonec" [The article argues that Marie combines Christian and folk motifs to elevate women's mistreatment as an issue worthy of God's intervention. 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. English Language Notes , 32., 1 (September 1994):  Pages 161 - 174.
Year of Publication: 1992.

8. Record Number: 11805
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Title : Cold Are the Counsels of Women: The Revengeful Woman in Icelandic Family Sagas [The author argues that the large number of vengeful female characters in Icelandic sagas indicates the existence of a stereotype, one which should receive more scholarly attention. 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. English Language Notes , 32., 1 (September 1994):  Pages 1 - 27.
Year of Publication: 1991.

9. Record Number: 12807
Author(s): Balliet, Gay L.
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Title : The Wife in Chaucer's "Reeve's Tale": Siren of Sweet Vengeance [The author analyzes the episode in which the miller’s wife attempts to strike him in order to take revenge for the wrongs he has done her. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 1 - 6.
Year of Publication: 1990.