Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 10458
Author(s): Sanok, Catherine.
Title : Performing Feminine Sanctity in Later Medieval England: Parish Guilds, Saints' Plays, and the "Second Nun's Tale" [The author signals the "oppositional potential" of plays, pageants, and Chaucer's dramatic recounting of the lives of female martyrs. Seeing women, who are normally excluded from authority, portrayed as preaching and teaching (without any suggestion of heterodoxy) must have made civic and ecclesiastical officials nervous. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 32, 2 (Spring 2002): 269-303. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 11864
Author(s): Dutton, Marsha L.
Title : Chaucer's Two Nuns [The author argues that Chaucer presents the Second Nun as a positive figure in contrast to the Prioress who is verbally and intellectually incompetent. The Prioress mistranslates Latin and tells a tale of vengeance that subordinates Christ to both Mary and the martyrs. The Second Nun instead emphasizes God's love and grace. Her Saint Cecilia is not an innocent victim because she chooses to follow Christ, knowing that the risks are worth eternal life. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Monasteries and society in medieval Britain: proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium.   Edited by Benjamin Thompson Harlaxton medieval studies .   Stamford Watkins , 1999.  Pages 296 - 311.
Year of Publication: 1999.

3. Record Number: 2467
Author(s): Raybin, David.
Title : Chaucer's Creation and Recreation of the "Lyf of Seynt Cecile" [concerns how Chaucer fit the translated saint's life into the profane context of the Cantrbury tales; compares the austere otherworldliness of Saint Cecilia with the more complex, spiritual views of the "Canon's Yeoman's Prologue" and "Tale" and other tales].
Source: Chaucer Review , 32., 2 ( 1997):  Pages 196 - 212.
Year of Publication: 1997.

4. Record Number: 1968
Title : Chaucer's "St. Anne Trinity" : Devotion, Dynasty, Dogma, and Debate [cults and literary allusions toSaint Anne, her daughter, the Virgin Mary, and her grandson, Jesus Christ ; the author relates them to religious and social issues including the debate over the Immaculate Conception, the sanctity and worth of marriage, and the new model of the mother as saint].
Source: Studies in Philology , 94., 4 (Fall 1997):  Pages 395 - 416.
Year of Publication: 1997.

5. Record Number: 1341
Author(s): Jankowski, Eileen S.
Title : Reception of Chaucer's "Second Nun's Tale": Osbern Bokenham's "Lyf of S. Cycyle" [the appendix reproduces lines from the "Second Nun's Tale" and the "Lyf of S. Cycyle" that are similar].
Source: Chaucer Review , 30., 3 ( 1996):  Pages 306 - 318.
Year of Publication: 1996.

6. Record Number: 311
Author(s): Cowgill, Bruce Kent.
Title : Sweetness and Sweat: The Extraordinary Emanations in Fragment Eight of the "Canterbury Tales"
Source: Philological Quarterly , 74., 4 (Fall 1995):  Pages 343 - 357.
Year of Publication: 1995.

7. Record Number: 260
Author(s): Filax, Elaine.
Title : Female Ideal: Chaucer's Second Nun
Source: Sovereign Lady: Essays on Women in Middle English Literature.   Edited by Muriel Whitaker .   Garland Publishing, 1995. Philological Quarterly , 74., 4 (Fall 1995):  Pages 133 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1995.

8. Record Number: 352
Author(s): Boyd, Beverly.
Title : Chaucer's Moments in the "Kneeling World" [mysticism and devotion to Mary in Chaucer's ABC and Canterbury Tales].
Source: Vox Mystica: Essays on Medieval Mysticism in Honor of Professor Valerie M Lagorio.   Edited by Anne Clark Bartlett, Thomas H. Bestul, Janet Goebel, and William F. Pollard .   D.S. Brewer, 1995. Chaucer Review , 30., 3 ( 1996):  Pages 99 - 105.
Year of Publication: 1995.

9. Record Number: 518
Author(s): Pigg, Daniel F.
Title : Constructing a Voice for Chaucer's Second Nun: Martyrdom as Institutional Discourse
Source: Aestel , 3., ( 1995):  Pages 81 - 95.
Year of Publication: 1995.

10. Record Number: 245
Author(s): Kennedy, Thomas C.
Title : Translator's Voice in the Second Nun's "Invocacio": Gender, Influence, and Textuality
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica New Series , 22., ( 1995):  Pages 95 - 110. Special issue: Diversity
Year of Publication: 1995.

11. Record Number: 9485
Author(s): Johnson, Lynn Staley.
Title : Chaucer's Tale of the Second Nun and the Strategies of Dissent [The article considers the way Chaucer uses the Saint Cecilia legend to comment upon the status of the Church’s moral authority in the late fourteenth century. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Studies in Philology , 89., 3 (Summer 1992):  Pages 314 - 333.
Year of Publication: 1992.

12. Record Number: 7344
Title : Privileged Knowledge: St. Cecilia and the Alchemist in the "Canterbury Tales" [The author reads the "Second Nun's Tale" against the Alchemist's Tale in order to explore Chaucer's interest in the "epistemology of artistic transformation." Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Chaucer Review , 27., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 87 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1992.

13. Record Number: 10773
Author(s): Kooper, Erik.
Title : The Extremities of the Faith: Section VIII of the "Canterbury Tales" [The author contrasts the nun's Faith in God through her story of Saint Cecilia with the "Canon Yeoman's Tale" concerning the alchemist's false faith in the philosopher's stone. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992. Chaucer Review , 27., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 209 - 218.
Year of Publication: 1992.

14. Record Number: 11203
Author(s): Tobin, Lee Ann.
Title : Give the Saint Her Due: Hagiographical Values for Chaucer’s Second Nun’s Tale and Graham Greene’s "The End of the Affair" [When approaching Saint Celia (protagonist of the Second Nun’s Tale) and Sarah Miles (adulterous protagonist of Greene’s twentieth-century novel), modern critics perceive both of these heroines in a negative manner (deeming them disrespectful or unbelievable as female exemplars). However, such critics abide by rational and objective perspectives which are inappropriate for analyzing hagiographical literature. When viewed from a mystical and spiritual perspective, both heroines radically overturn male power structures and exhibit female strength and virginal power. While Greene revises the hagiographical tradition in his modern-day saint’s life, the essential features of the medieval genre remain unchanged. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Mystica , 14., 40212 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 48 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1991.