Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2310
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Lawes , Richard.
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  • Title: Psychological Disorder and the Autobiographical Impulse in Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and Thomas Hoccleve [the author argues that cases of psychological crises, such as Kempe's post-natal psychosis and temporal lobe disease, Julian's physical illness that brought on hallucinations, and Hoccleve's bi-polar condition, all may have served as a stimulus to autobiographical writings].
  • Source: Writing Religious Women: Female Spiritual and Textual Practices in Late Medieval England.  Edited by Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead.  University of Toronto Press, 2000.  Pages 217 - 243.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Autobiography Hoccleve, Thomas, Poet Individual Julian of Norwich, Mystic Mental Illness Mystics Psychological Approach Subjectivity
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (Junior Research Fellowship)
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802035175