Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 8680
Author(s): Poe, Elizabeth W.
Title : Cantairitz e Trobairitz: A Forgotten Attestation of Old Provençal "Trobairitz" [The author points out another instance of the word "troibairitz," appearing in Terramagnino da Pisa's Occitan grammar, the "Doctrina d'Acort." There it clearly means "poetess" and is presented as the female equivalent of "trobador." The author argues that the word was known to Terramagnino, and he must have seen it in one of his Occitan source texts which is now lost. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanische Forschungen , 114., 2 ( 2002):  Pages 206 - 215.
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 7821
Author(s): Jaffe, Samuel.
Title : Commentary as Exposition: The "Declaratio oracionis de beata Dorothea" of Nicolaus Dybinus [Nicolaus Dybinus or Nicolaus de Dybin, a schoolmaster in Dresden, composed a model poem about Saint Dorothy in order to illustrate all the different rhetorical figures, known as the "colores rethoricales." A large part of the article is devoted to explicating some of the rhetorical figures used in the text. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching: SMART , 6., 2 (Fall 1998):  Pages 35 - 47.
Year of Publication: 1998.

3. Record Number: 5434
Author(s): Paxson, James J.
Title : Gender Personified, Personification Gendered, and the Body Figuralized in "Piers Plowman" [The author first considers the tradition of personifications embodied as females and then argues that the gender of Meed and Anima are key feature in Langland's allegory].
Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies , 12., ( 1998):  Pages 65 - 96.
Year of Publication: 1998.

4. Record Number: 1625
Author(s): Epp, Garrett P.J.
Title : Learning to Write with Venus's Pen: Sexual Regulation in Matthew of Vend™me's "Ars versificatoria"
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Yearbook of Langland Studies , 12., ( 1998):  Pages 265 - 279.
Year of Publication: 1996.

5. Record Number: 11218
Author(s): Carlson, Paula J.
Title : Lady Meed and God’s Meed: The Grammar of 'Piers Plowman' B 3 and C 4 [In revising his poem, William Langland expands a passage (in what is known as the B-text) into a longer passage (in what is known as the C-text) that describes the debate between Conscience and Lady Meed. Much of modern readers’ confusion about the meaning of the C-text passage lies in the misleading punctuation in W. W. Skeat’s printed edition of the poem. The editor’s punctuation choices obscure the sustained grammatical metaphor Langland uses in the revised C-text. In this new passage, the relationship between nouns and adjectives are meant to describe (by way of analogy) the relationship between God and humanity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Traditio , 46., ( 1991):  Pages 291 - 311.
Year of Publication: 1991.

6. Record Number: 11819
Author(s): Cestaro, Gary P.
Title : ...quanquam Sarnum biberimus ante dentes...: The Primal Scene of Suckling in Dante's De vulgari eloquentia [In his treatise on language, Dante foregrounds suckling imagery and the importance of the maternal body. This maternal imagery stems from a long tradition of representing the allegorical figure of Grammatica (grammar) as a nurse. According to psychoanalytic theory, the assumed natural primacy of the vernacular as a mother tongue (a native language acquired before Latin) evokes a primal scene of union with the mother (a state that precedes linguistic communication in human development). Nonetheless, the rationalistic male grammarian perpetually struggles to obscure the feminine origins of speech in order to maintain strict gender boundaries. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dante Studies , 109., ( 1991):  Pages 119 - 147.
Year of Publication: 1991.

7. Record Number: 11216
Author(s): Cooper, Helen.
Title : Gender and Personification in "Piers Plowman" [Although most allegorical writings associate personifications with femininity (abstract nouns often being grammatically feminine in Latin and Romance languages), Langland’s Middle English poem genders personifications based on what attribute they are intended to represent, sometimes representing them as male and sometimes as female. The Seven Deadly Sins, for instance, are not personified as abstract concepts but are exemplified in the behavior of representative individuals (both men and women). Rather than seeing various figures in the poem as allegorical, medieval rhetoricians would claim they are metonyms (parts or attributes representing the larger whole). Thus male figures in the poem can be read as representing particular aspects of the (male) poet’s self. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies , 5., ( 1991):  Pages 31 - 48.
Year of Publication: 1991.

8. Record Number: 6508
Author(s): Robertini, Luca.
Title : L'Uso del diminutivo in Rosvita [the diminutive has an informal, oral ring in Hrotsvitha's Latin; she used it frequently in her early works but less thereafter; many of Hrotsvitha's diminutives seem to have been derived from the Latin classics via the grammarians].
Source: Medioevo e Rinascimento , ( 1990):  Pages 123 - 142.
Year of Publication: 1990.

9. Record Number: 11196
Author(s): Ahern, John.
Title : Nudi Grammantes: The Grammar and Rhetoric of Deviation in Inferno XV [Male genitalia have a complex range of metaphorical meanings. Certain writers in the medieval rhetorical tradition align sexuality and rhetoric, comparing forms unorthodox sexuality (like sodomy) with perversions of language. Most notably, Brunetto Latini, a grammarian and sodomite who appears in the Inferno, uses a series of puns involving the word “fico” (fig or tree), confusing the word’s natural (biological) and grammatical gender. In Latin and Italian, this word (meaning both tree and fruit) could metaphorically stand for either the male or the female sexual organs. Brunetto’s learned yet ambiguous use of language thus suggests his own sexual deviancy. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 81., 4 ( 1990):  Pages 466 - 486.
Year of Publication: 1990.