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1. Record Number: 8666
Author(s): Olsen, Karin.
Title : Cynewulf's Elene: From Empress to Saint [The author explores some of the themes in Cynewulf's poem about Saint Helen. These include the literary portrayal of women with power, the figure of the pious and chaste female leader who needs to follow a male commander, parallels with real-life female rulers like Aethelflaed, and Elene's emotional problems including her irrationality and difficulties controlling her temper. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Germanic Texts and Latin Models: Medieval Reconstructions.   Edited by K. E. Olsen, A. Harbus, and T. Hofstra .   Based on papers presented at an international conference held July 1-3, 1998 at the University of Groningen. Peeters, 2001.  Pages 141 - 156.
Year of Publication: 2001.

2. Record Number: 10126
Author(s): Mullally, Erin.
Title : Repossessing Power: Gender in Old English Hagiography
Source: Old English Newsletter , 33., 3 (Spring 2000): Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 4-7, 2000, Session 537: "Old English Poetry III."
Year of Publication: 2000.

3. Record Number: 3612
Author(s): Lionarons, Joyce Tally.
Title : Cultural Syncretism and the Construction of Gender in Cynewulf's "Elene" [The author cites instances of gender category inversions; for example, Elene acts as a mother and spiritual mother while she takes on a masculine role using physical force to make Judas convert].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 10., 1 (Spring 1998):  Pages 51 - 68.
Year of Publication: 1998.

4. Record Number: 2340
Author(s): Brown, Marjorie.
Title : Elene: Power and the Christian Hierarchy
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

5. Record Number: 10194
Author(s): Nelson, Marie.
Title : Three Fighting Female Saints
Source: Old English Newsletter , 25., 3 (Spring 1992): Appendix A: Abstracts of Papers in Anglo-Saxon Studies. Conference paper presented at the Twenty-Seventh Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 7-10, 1992, Session 347: "Anglo-Saxon Foundlings: Reclaiming Neglected Texts."
Year of Publication: 1992.