Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 14092
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
Title : Desiring Virgins: Maidens, Martyrs, and Femininity in Late Medieval England [The author explores the attractions of virgin martyr stories for young women in the audience. Phillips suggests that the treatment of sexual themes in these stories should be described as "parasexual" (borrowed from studies of Victorian bar maids), cases in which sexuality is acknowledged but is controlled. At the same time the young virgin martyrs are presented as beautiful, glamorous, and dressed in fashionable clothing; all of this was of prime interest to the young women in the audience. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Youth in the Middle Ages.   Edited by P. J. P. Goldberg and Felicity Riddy .   York Medieval Press in association with the Boydell Press, 2004.  Pages 45 - 59.
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 1345
Title : John Capgrave and the Chaucer Tradition [influence of Chaucer upon Capgrave's "Life of Saint Katherine" and the social and religious forces affecting Capgrave as an author].
Source: Chaucer Review , 30., 4 ( 1996):  Pages 389 - 400.
Year of Publication: 1996.

3. Record Number: 1239
Author(s): Winstead, Karen A.
Title : Capgrave's Saint Katherine and the Perils of Gynecocracy
Source: Viator , 25., ( 1994):  Pages 361 - 376.
Year of Publication: 1994.

4. Record Number: 11215
Author(s): Winstead, Karen A.
Title : Piety, Politics, and Social Commitment in Capgrave’s "Life of St. Katherine" [Capgrave radically changes old conventions of sacred biographies by creating a new saint’s life. Interested in political, historical, and personal frameworks for martyrdom, Capgrave explores the saint’s limitations as a human and examines how her earth-bound social status affects her public involvement in the secular world. This worldly shift in the representation of the female martyr protagonist reflects the poet’s need to appeal to bourgeois women who were the primary audience for saint’s lives and pious tales. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica , 17., ( 1991):  Pages 59 - 80.
Year of Publication: 1991.