Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 9485
Author(s): Johnson, Lynn Staley.
Title : Chaucer's Tale of the Second Nun and the Strategies of Dissent [The article considers the way Chaucer uses the Saint Cecilia legend to comment upon the status of the Church’s moral authority in the late fourteenth century. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Studies in Philology , 89., 3 (Summer 1992):  Pages 314 - 333.
Year of Publication: 1992.

2. Record Number: 7344
Title : Privileged Knowledge: St. Cecilia and the Alchemist in the "Canterbury Tales" [The author reads the "Second Nun's Tale" against the Alchemist's Tale in order to explore Chaucer's interest in the "epistemology of artistic transformation." Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Chaucer Review , 27., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 87 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1992.

3. Record Number: 10773
Author(s): Kooper, Erik.
Title : The Extremities of the Faith: Section VIII of the "Canterbury Tales" [The author contrasts the nun's Faith in God through her story of Saint Cecilia with the "Canon Yeoman's Tale" concerning the alchemist's false faith in the philosopher's stone. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: A Wyf Ther Was: Essays in Honour of Paule Mertens-Fonck.   Edited by Juliette Dor .   English Department, University of Liège, 1992. Chaucer Review , 27., 1 ( 1992):  Pages 209 - 218.
Year of Publication: 1992.

4. Record Number: 11203
Author(s): Tobin, Lee Ann.
Title : Give the Saint Her Due: Hagiographical Values for Chaucer’s Second Nun’s Tale and Graham Greene’s "The End of the Affair" [When approaching Saint Celia (protagonist of the Second Nun’s Tale) and Sarah Miles (adulterous protagonist of Greene’s twentieth-century novel), modern critics perceive both of these heroines in a negative manner (deeming them disrespectful or unbelievable as female exemplars). However, such critics abide by rational and objective perspectives which are inappropriate for analyzing hagiographical literature. When viewed from a mystical and spiritual perspective, both heroines radically overturn male power structures and exhibit female strength and virginal power. While Greene revises the hagiographical tradition in his modern-day saint’s life, the essential features of the medieval genre remain unchanged. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studia Mystica , 14., 40212 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 48 - 60.
Year of Publication: 1991.