Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 37295
Author(s): Jenkins, Jacqueline
Title : The Circulation and Compilation of Devotional Books: Assessing the Material Evidence of Women's Reading
Source: A Companion to British Literature, Vol. 1: Medieval Literature 700-1450.   Edited by Robert Demaria, Jr., Heesok Chang, and Samantha Zacher .   Wiley Blackwell, 2014.  Pages 337 - 354.
Year of Publication: 2014.

2. Record Number: 14092
Author(s): Phillips, Kim M.
Title : Desiring Virgins: Maidens, Martyrs, and Femininity in Late Medieval England [The author explores the attractions of virgin martyr stories for young women in the audience. Phillips suggests that the treatment of sexual themes in these stories should be described as "parasexual" (borrowed from studies of Victorian bar maids), cases in which sexuality is acknowledged but is controlled. At the same time the young virgin martyrs are presented as beautiful, glamorous, and dressed in fashionable clothing; all of this was of prime interest to the young women in the audience. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Youth in the Middle Ages.   Edited by P. J. P. Goldberg and Felicity Riddy .   York Medieval Press in association with the Boydell Press, 2004.  Pages 45 - 59.
Year of Publication: 2004.

3. Record Number: 6666
Author(s): Hilles, Carroll.
Title : Gender and Politics in Osbern Bokenham's Legendary [the author argues that Bokenham's works advance the claim of Richard, duke of York, for the throne; not only does Bokenham question Lancastrian political hegemony, in part by denying the authority of the literature patronized by the court, but also "Bokenham strategically deploys 'woman' as signifier of privacy, piety, and humility to develop a language of political dissent which anticipates the tactics of later Yorkist propaganda." (page 209)].
Source: New Medieval Literatures , 4., ( 2001):  Pages 189 - 212.
Year of Publication: 2001.

4. Record Number: 5695
Author(s): Morini, Carla.
Title : La Passio S. Agathae. La tradizione medievale inglese [Agatha's legend was known in Anglo-Saxon England; one of the most influential versions in the late Middle Ages was that in the "Legenda Aurea;" Middle English translations derived from Latin, not Anglo-Saxon, texts; some influence from French hagiographic materials also can be discerned].
Source: Rivista di Cultura Classica e Medioevale , 42., 1 (gennaio-giugno 2000):  Pages 49 - 60.
Year of Publication: 2000.

5. Record Number: 4978
Title : Matronage or Patronage? The Case of Osbern Bokenham's Women Patrons [the author explores the lives and politics of six gentry and noble women, Isabel Hunt, Agatha Flegge, Katherine Clopton Denston, Katherine Howard, Elizabeth Howard Vere, and Lady Isabel Bourchier, countess of Eu, mentioned in the "Legendys of Hooly Wummen"; they were important to Bokenham and his priory, in part because of their political and social connections to Richard, Duke of York].
Source: Florilegium , 16., ( 1999):  Pages 97 - 105.
Year of Publication: 1999.

6. Record Number: 4753
Author(s): Kemp, Theresa D.
Title : The "Lingua Materna" and the Conflict Over Vernacular Religious Discourse in Fifteenth-Century England [the author examines varied clerical writings that react to or make use of the vernacular; each text "depicts the struggle over who should have access to religious discourse as a gendered contest between a potentially transgressive vernacular, feminized as the 'Lingua Materna,' or 'the mother tongue,' and the authoritative Latin of the male-dominated Church"; clerics who used the vernacular to teach the laity had to distinguish between good uses that they masculinized and bad uses, such as demystifying theology, which they saw as a feminization].
Source: Philological Quarterly , 78., 3 (Summer 1999):  Pages 233 - 257.
Year of Publication: 1999.

7. 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.

8. Record Number: 13260
Author(s): Gibson, Gail McMurray
Title : Saint Anne and the Religion of Childbed: Some East Anglian Texts and Talismans [The feast of Saint Anne existed in England before it received official recognition in 1382. East Anglian devotion to Anne focused on family ties and childbirth. Osbern Bokenham's poems about Anne were written for Katherine Denston, who desired vainly the birth of a son. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Interpreting Cultural Symbols: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Society.   Edited by Kathleen Ashley and Pamela Sheingorn .   The University of Georgia Press, 1990. Chaucer Review , 30., 3 ( 1996):  Pages 95 - 110.
Year of Publication: 1990.