Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 5980
Author(s): Walker, Jonathan A.
Title : Trans-Discursiveness and Transvestite Sainthood: Or, How to Make the Gendered Form Fit the Generic Function
Source: Gender and Conflict in the Middle Ages. Gender and Medieval Studies Conference, York, January 5-7 2001. .  2001.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 7847
Author(s): Maggioni, Giovanni Paolo.
Title : La "Vita sanctae Theodorae" (BHL 8070). La revisione imperfetta di una traduzione perfettibile [The legend of Theodora, who repented her sins in a monastery disguised as a man, originated in Greek. The tale was received in the West via Naples and Rome beginning in the ninth century. A Greek community in Rome at the time of Pope Paschal I is a plausible conduit for the transmission of the "Vita" of Theodora. The Latin texts show many signs of imperfect translations from the Greek. The Appendix presents the Latin text of the "Vita Theodorae," Cap. 241-242. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Hagiographica: Rivista di agiografia e biografia della società internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino/ Journal of Hagiography and Biography of Società Internazionale per lo studio del Medioevo Latino , 7., ( 2000):  Pages 201 - 268.
Year of Publication: 2000.

3. Record Number: 5300
Author(s): Myers, Jeffrey Rayner.
Title : Chaucer's Pardoner as Female Eunuch [The author argues that the Pardoner is not a homosexual or a eunuch but a cross dressing woman who supports the Wife of Bath's defense of women and may have a heterosexual relationship with the Summoner].
Source: Studia Neophilologica , 72., ( 2000):  Pages 54 - 62.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 10118
Author(s): Zacher, Samantha.
Title : Masquerade and Mimesis: The Old English Transvestite Lives as Models for Female Sanctity
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 110: "Ælfric's Saints."
Year of Publication: 2000.

5. Record Number: 10159
Author(s): Benedetti, Roberto.
Title : Teodora e il travestimento mistico nel diciottesimo dei "Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages" [The legend of Theodora of Alexandria, found in the "Miracles de Notre Dame par personnages," was composed in French and based on the "Legenda Aurea." Theodora adopted men's clothing to escape attempted seduction, and she embraced the life of a monk. Accused of rape, she endured that calumny in silence. Such hagiographic tales did not soften condemnation of cross dressing outside of carnival season. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Études Médiévales , 1., ( 1999):  Pages 21 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1999.

6. Record Number: 3962
Author(s): Clark, Robert. L. A.
Title : Queering "Orientalism": The East as Closet in Said, Ackerley, and the Medieval Christian West [The author briefly analyzes a play, "Miracle la fille d'un Roy," based on "Yde et Olive," in which the main character Ysabel assumes a masculine identity and ends up married to the princess of Byzantium before her gender is revealed].
Source: Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue , 5., 3 ( 1999):  Pages 336 - 349.
Year of Publication: 1999.

7. Record Number: 6366
Author(s): Cavallero, Daniela.
Title : Alatiel e Zinevra: Il "peso" del silenzio, la leggerezza dei "vestiti" [Alatiel never speaks during her adventures, and her lovers do not speak a language known to her; this can be interpreted as the use of the only language, that of the body, through sex, available to a woman in a world dominated by men; Zinevra assumes male garb, but only for a time, returning to the social restrictions of female dress once she reaches safety].
Source: Romance Languages Annual , 9., ( 1998):  Pages 165 - 170.
Year of Publication: 1998.

8. Record Number: 3146
Author(s): Watt, Diane.
Title : Behaving like a Man? Incest, Lesbian Desire, and Gender Play in "Yde et Olive" and Its Adaptations [Yde masquerades as a man to escape her incestuous father, is given the emperor's daughter in marriage, and miraculously becomes a man].
Source: Comparative Literature (Full Text via JSTOR) 50, 4 (Autumn 1998): 265-285. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1998.

9. Record Number: 5609
Author(s): Tsamis, Demetrios G.
Title : The Life of St. Ilaria [translation of a traditional account of St. Ilaria from "Meterikon," Volume 4, Edition of the Sacred Monastery of Panagia of Evros (Alexandroupolis, 1993); the story recounts that Saint Ilaria, the daughter of King Zeno, escaped to Egypt to live as a male ascetic in the desert; her sister, possessed by a demon, was brought to Egypt for healing; Ilaria healed her and was forced to reveal her identity to her father; he rejoiced and regretfully allowed her to return to her life in the desert as the eunuch Ilarion].
Source: Greek Orthodox Theological Review , 42., 40241 (Fall-Winter 1997):  Pages 381 - 394.
Year of Publication: 1997.

10. Record Number: 2426
Author(s): Putter, Ad
Title : Tranvestite Knights in Medieval Life and Literature [men dress as women both in real-life tournaments and in such romances as "Meraugais de Portlesguez," Malory's "Sir Tristram," "Witasse le Moine," and "Claris et Laris"; the author argues that these situations serve to emphasize the cross-dressing hero's masculinity and make a joke of inept characters].
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 279 - 302.
Year of Publication: 1997.

11. Record Number: 520
Author(s): Kinoshita, Sharon.
Title : Heldris de Cornüalle's "Roman de Silence" and the Feudal Politics of Lineage
Source: PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (Full Text via JSTOR) 110, 3 (May 1995): 397-409. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

12. Record Number: 3410
Author(s): McCracken, Peggy.
Title : The Boy Who Was a Girl: Reading Gender in the "Roman de Silence"
Source: Romanic Review , 85., 4 (November 1994):  Pages 517 - 536.
Year of Publication: 1994.

13. Record Number: 5485
Author(s): Stanley, Eric G.
Title : Heroic Women in Old English Literature [The author briefly explores old English female saints' lives to find the qualities that were praised including fortitude, patience, and bravery].
Source: Heroes and Heroines in Medieval English Literature: A Festschrift Presented to André Crépin on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday.   Edited by Leo Carruthers .   D. S. Brewer, 1994. Romanic Review , 85., 4 (November 1994):  Pages 59 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1994.

14. Record Number: 9492
Author(s): Roy, Gopa.
Title : A virgin acts manfully: Ælfric's “Life of St. Eugenia” and the Latinversions [The article demonstrates that Ælfric’s Old English version of St. Eugenia’s “Life” is more sympathetic to women than its closest Latin source. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Leeds Studies in English , ( 1992):  Pages 1 - 27.
Year of Publication: 1992.

15. Record Number: 12789
Author(s): Tougher, Shaun
Title : The Significance of Silence [The author argues that the Roman de Silence exposes a fear of women which is disguised as misogyny, and that this misogyny draws attention to the very anxiety Heldris de Cornualle attempts to conceal. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Paragraph , 13., 2 ( 1990):  Pages 202 - 216.
Year of Publication: 1990.