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1. Record Number: 10662
Title : Reading Queenship in Cynewulf's "Elene" [The author argues that Cynewulf wanted his audience to read Elene both typologically and as a figure relevant to three different historical periods: early Christian Rome, the present age of the tenth century, and a Golden Age of English conversion. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 33, 1 (Winter 2003): 47-89. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2003.

2. 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.

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.