Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 2416
Author(s): Townsend, David.
Title : Ironic Intertextuality and the Reader's Resistance to Heroic Masculinity in the "Waltharius" [suggests that monastic readers viewed Hildegund as a subversive character who undercut the warriors' bravado; comparisons are made with the "Aeneid's" Dido episode and slasher films].
Source: Becoming Male in the Middle Ages.   Edited by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Bonnie Wheeler .   Garland Publishing, 1997.  Pages 67 - 86.
Year of Publication: 1997.

2. Record Number: 470
Author(s): Reed, Thomas L., Jr.
Title : Glossing the Hazel: Authority, Intention, and Interpretation in Marie de France's Tristan, "Chievrefoil"
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 7., 1 (Spring 1995):  Pages 99 - 143.
Year of Publication: 1995.

3. Record Number: 4430
Author(s): Pelen, Marc M.
Title : Providence and Incest Reconsidered: Chaucer's Poetic Judgment of His Man of Law
Source: Papers on Language and Literature , 30., 2 (Spring 1994):  Pages 132 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1994.

4. Record Number: 2726
Author(s): Heinrichs, Katherine.
Title : The Language of Love: Overstatement and Ironic Humor in Machaut's "Voir dit"
Source: Philological Quarterly , 73., 1 (Winter 1994):  Pages 1 - 9.
Year of Publication: 1994.

5. Record Number: 10368
Author(s): Fenster, Thelma.
Title : Did Christine Have a Sense of Humor? The Evidence of the "Epistre au dieu d’Amours" [One of the resources of feminine speech that Christine uses in her works is humor, which can be an instrument of moral critique. Christine uses the rhetorical strategies of humor, irony, and satire in her poetry to rebuke the misogyny of male authors, most powerfully in her attack of Jean de Meun’s “Roman de la Rose.” Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Chaucer Review , 26., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 23 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1992.

6. Record Number: 10375
Author(s): Altmann, Barbara K.
Title : Reopening the Case: Machaut’s “Jugement” Poems as a Source in Christine de Pizan [The author addresses the relationship between Christine’s debate poems and Guillaume Machaut’s “Judgment” poems (also called “dits”). Christine was highly indebted to a French lyric tradition which includes Machaut, but was skeptical of the misogynist content in his writings; thus, her poems transform this literary tradition through female speakers or viewpoints. For instance, Christine’s depiction of male beauty in the “Dit de Poissy” ironically reworks courtly conventions of female beauty. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Chaucer Review , 26., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 137 - 156.
Year of Publication: 1992.

7. Record Number: 10377
Author(s): Kelly, Allison.
Title : Christine de Pizan and Antoine de la Sale: The Dangers of Love in Theory and Fiction [Christine’s work greatly influenced later medieval French poets like Antoine de la Sale. Although Antoine never directly cites Christine, her influence is pervasive throughout his works about courtly love. Her influence is especially pronounced in the similarities between the fictional characters of Dido (from Christine’s “Livre de la cite des Dames”) and Belles Cousines (from Antoine’s “Jehan de Saintre”). Antoine’s complex irony allows him to both affirm Christine’s feminist viewpoints as well as express misogynist opinions; however, he fails to see any humor in Christine’s own work. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Reinterpreting Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Earl Jeffrey Richards, Joan Williamson, Nadia Margolis, and Christine Reno .   University of Georgia Press, 1992. Chaucer Review , 26., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 173 - 186.
Year of Publication: 1992.

8. Record Number: 8702
Author(s): Gingrass-Conley, Katharine.
Title : La "Venue" à l’écriture de la dame dans "Le Chaitivel" [The author argues that Marie made "Chaitivel" a complex response to courtly love with three readings of the unnamed lady. In the first the lady submits to the surviving suitor knight. In the second reading the lady provides an ironic commentary on courtly love. In the third the lady realizes her desire is to tell the story of her experiences. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 83., 2 ( 1992):  Pages 149 - 160.
Year of Publication: 1992.

9. Record Number: 7245
Author(s): Dawson, Robert B.
Title : Custance in Context: Rethinking the Protagonist of the "Man of Law's Tale" [The author suggests that we reconsider Custance in terms of her sophisticated, ironic use of language (which works to control her audience's view of her as a saintly figure) rather than as a completely passive and victimized character. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Chaucer Review , 26., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 293 - 308.
Year of Publication: 1992.

10. Record Number: 11803
Author(s): Migiel, Marilyn.
Title : The Dignity of Man: A Feminist Perspective [The author reveals previously un-discussed ironies in Gelli’s La Circe, focusing on the dialogue between Ulysses and Circe. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Refiguring Woman: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance.   Edited by Marilyn Migiel and Juliana Schiesari .   Cornell University Press, 1991. Chaucer Review , 26., 3 ( 1992):  Pages 211 - 232.
Year of Publication: 1991.

11. Record Number: 11822
Author(s): Rudat, Wolfgang E. H.
Title : Reading Chaucer's Earnest Games: Folk-Mode or Literary Sophistication? [There is no strict difference between the categories of "ernest" (serious, moral) and "game" (light, entertaining) in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The Merchant's Tale, a bawdy fabliau about an unfaithful wife and impotent husband, is an example of an "ernest game," a humorous form of story telling that has its roots in folklore and the oral tradition. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 29., 2 (December 1991):  Pages 16 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1991.

12. Record Number: 11213
Author(s): Crockett, Bryan.
Title : Venus Unveiled: Lydgate’s “Temple of Glas” and the Religion of Love [Although Lydgate’s allegorical poem strikes modern readers as long-winded and boring, it is actually an interesting ironic treatment of frustrated love that achieves its effect by reworking literary influences (especially Chaucer’s dream visions). While the poem appears to be a straightforward praise of Venus and erotic love, numerous Classical references and allusions to inconstant women run throughout the work. Thus, Lydgate actually believes that trusting in erotic love (and women in general) leads to disaster. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Mediaevalia , 14., ( 1988):  Pages 201 - 230. 1991 (for 1988)
Year of Publication: 1988.