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1. Record Number: 11649
Author(s): Dor, Juliette.
Title : The Sheela-na-Gig: An Incongruous Sign of Sexual Purity? [The author argues for a complex reading of the sheela na gig statues, naked women displaying their vulvas. Dor contextualizes them with references to Celtic goddesses as well as the sovereignty myth in which the old hag turns into a beautiful maiden. In concluding the author suggests that medieval audiences might have had different reactions and that the sculptures lend themselves to multiple readings. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Virginities.   Edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih .   Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press; University of Toronto Press, 2003.  Pages 33 - 55.
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. Record Number: 11034
Author(s): Rees, Emma L.
Title : Sheela's Voracity and Victorian Veracity [The author examines the reactions of G.R. Lewis, Victorian artist and church architect, to a sheela-na-gig (a sqatting female figure who pulls open her vulva) carved on a Romanesque church in Kilpeck. Lewis sanitized the figure but Rees argues that the sculpture had meaning for the church's builders most likely as a warning against lust. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Consuming Narrative: Gender and Monstrous Appetite in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.   Edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy and Teresa Walters .   University of Wales Press, 2002.  Pages 116 - 127.
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 5042
Author(s): Innes- Parker, Catherine.
Title : Sheela-na-gigs and Other Unruly Women: Images of Land and Gender in Medieval Ireland
Source: From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to the Late Gothic Period and Its European Context.   Edited by Colum Hourihane .   Index of Christian Art, Deparment of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University in association with Princeton University Press, 2001.  Pages 313 - 331.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 486
Author(s): Kelly, Eamonn.
Title : Sheela-na-gigs: Symbol and Meaning in Transition [Thirtieth International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 4-7, 1995. Thirtieth Symposium on the Sources of Anglo- Saxon Culture, co- sponsered by the Institute and CEMERS, Binghamton University. Session 92].
Source: Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):
Year of Publication: 1995.

5. Record Number: 32405
Title : The Kilpeck Sheela-na-Gig
Source: Old English Newsletter , 28., 3 (Spring 1995):
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