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1. Record Number: 9336
Author(s): Sterling-Hellenbrand, Alexandra.
Title : Uta and Isolde: Designing a Perfect Woman [The author argues that Gottfried von Strassburg, the creator of Isolde, and the Naumburger Meister who sculpted the statues of Uta and Reglindis not only shared a set of ideals in regard to women but also made their representations of women dynamic and interactive. The description of Isolde's dress does not emphasize color or richness of cloth but instead continuous movement that produces a performance of gender. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 70-89. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 7907
Author(s): Burns, E. Jane.
Title : Raping Men: What's Motherhood Got to Do with It?
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 127 - 160.
Year of Publication: 2001.

3. Record Number: 5719
Author(s): Kirkham, Victoria.
Title : Poetic Ideals of Love and Beauty [The author examines the themes of love and beauty in the writings of Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Poliziano, and Lorenzo de'Medici].
Source: Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's "Ginevra de'Benci" and Renaissance Portraits of Women." Catalog of an exhibition held Sept. 30, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002 at the National Gallery of Art.   Edited by David Alan Brown et al.; with contributions by Elizabeth Cropper and Eleonora Luciano. .   National Gallery of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2001.  Pages 48 - 61.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 20895
Author(s): Nardi, Eva
Title : Bella come luna, fulgida come il sole: un appunto sulla donna nei testi bizantinii dell'XI e XII secolo [Byzantine sources added to the passive qualities ascribed to a good woman by the classics. Christian virtues like faith, beauty, and good character were described in terms of light. Beauty of form was believed, in the Platonic tradition, to reflect beauty of the soul. Annihilaation of the female ego was supposed to let the divine light shine through. Writers discussed include Michael Psellos, George Tornikis (bishop of Ephesus), Basil of Achrida, and Anna Komnena. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000):  Pages 135 - 141.
Year of Publication: 2000.

5. Record Number: 9055
Author(s): Vickers, Nancy J.
Title : Diana Described: Scattered Woman and Scattered Rhyme [The author explores the connections between Laura/the goddess Diana and the poet/Actaeon. By visualizing Laura only in her perfect parts and minimizing her opportunities to speak, Petrarch affirms himself as a poet. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Feminism and Renaissance Studies.   Edited by Lorna Hutson .   Oxford Reading in Feminism series. Oxford University Press, 1999. Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000):  Pages 233 - 248. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
Year of Publication: 1999.

6. Record Number: 2934
Author(s): Gertz, Sun Hee Kim.
Title : Echoes and Reflections of Enigmatic Beauty in Ovid and Marie de France
Source: Speculum , 73., 2 (April 1998):  Pages 372 - 396.
Year of Publication: 1998.

7. Record Number: 10375
Author(s): Altmann, Barbara K.
Title : Reopening the Case: Machaut’s “Jugement” Poems as a Source in Christine de Pizan [The author addresses the relationship between Christine’s debate poems and Guillaume Machaut’s “Judgment” poems (also called “dits”). Christine was highly indebted to a French lyric tradition which includes Machaut, but was skeptical of the misogynist content in his writings; thus, her poems transform this literary tradition through female speakers or viewpoints. For instance, Christine’s depiction of male beauty in the “Dit de Poissy” ironically reworks courtly conventions of female beauty. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Speculum , 73., 2 (April 1998):  Pages 137 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1992.

8. Record Number: 11065
Author(s): Huttar, Charles A.
Title : Arms and the Man: The Place of Beatrice in Charles Williams’ Romantic Theology [Williams adopts Dantean themes in his twentieth-century novels and Arthurian poetry. In many of his works, female characters inspire epiphanies just as Beatrice inspired Dante (in “Paradiso” and “Vita Nuova”). Williams’ numerous allusions to the arms (or bodies) of beautiful women invoke famous near-divine feminine figures from medieval literature like Isolde and Beatrice. In both the medieval and modern texts, the woman’s physical beauty is the vehicle for the male lover’s transcendent awareness and understanding of God. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies in Medievalism , 3., 3 (Winter 1991):  Pages 307 - 343.
Year of Publication: 1991.

9. Record Number: 11772
Author(s): Jochens, Jenny.
Title : Before the Male Gaze: The Absence of the Female Body in Old Norse [The essay studies Old Norse descriptions of corporeal beauty, focusing in particular on the role of clothing and hair. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Studies in Medievalism , 3., 3 (Winter 1991):  Pages 3 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.