Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9694
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Amsler , Mark.
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  • Title: Rape and Silence: Ovid's Mythography and Medieval Readers
  • Source: Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.  Edited by Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose.  The New Middle Ages Series. Palgrave, 2001.  Pages 61 - 96.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Allegory Bersuire, Pierre, Theologian Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet Christine de Pizan, Poet- Epistre d'Othea a Hector Classical Influences
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  • Geographic Area: General;British Isles;France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Medieval mythographers allegorized Ovid's rape narratives as stories of cosmological creation or spiritual desire, or else they erased rape altogether from their interpretations of "Metamorphoses." However, Christine de Pizan intertextually rewrote Daphne's assault as a disfigurement of the female body, while Chaucer's "Legend of Philomela" problematizes affective reading in texts about sexual violence. [Reproduced by permission of Palgrave].
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312236484