Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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1. Record Number: 27618
Author(s): Farina, Lara
Title : Money, Books and Prayers: Anchoresses and Exchange in Thirteenth-century England [The author explores texts in the “Wooing Group,” analyzing the language of bargaining and exchange in the relationships the anchoress has both with Christ and her spiritual adviser. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe.   Edited by Theresa Earenfight The New Middle Ages. .   Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  Pages 171 - 185.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 19231
Author(s): Keller, Hildegard Elisabeth
Title : Segreti. Uno studio semantico sulla mistica femminile medievale [Medieval mystics frequently wrote about hidden or secret realities. Didactic texts tried to teach an approach to these secrets, while autobiographies presented mysteries that the mystic had experienced. Female mystics, as well as some men, frequently presented their experience in erotic terms derived from the Bible and including terms for pregnancy and birth. Many of them said they were compelled to reveal secrets they had learned. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Storia delle donne 1 (2005): 201-220.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 4506
Author(s): Leshock, David B.
Title : The Knight of the Werewolf: "Bisclavret" and the Shape-Shifting Metaphor [The author argues that Marie uses the werewolf figure to satirize the violence inherent in the figure of the knight].
Source: Romance Quarterly , 46., 3 (Summer 1999):  Pages 155 - 165.
Year of Publication: 1999.

4. Record Number: 3616
Author(s): Erb, James R.
Title : Uncomfortable Metaphors: Philology, Obscenity, and the Nuremberg Fastnachtspiele
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 10., 2 (Fall 1998):  Pages 371 - 403.
Year of Publication: 1998.

5. Record Number: 3957
Author(s): Migiel, Marilyn.
Title : Encrypted Messages: Men, Women, and Figurative Language in "Decameron" 5.4 [The author argues that the deeper message of the story concerns the consolidation of male power and the upholding of patriarchal values.]
Source: Philological Quarterly , 77., 1 (Winter 1998):  Pages 1 - 13.
Year of Publication: 1998.

6. Record Number: 3275
Author(s): Ready, Kathryn J.
Title : The Marian Lyrics of Jacopone da Todi and Friar William Herebert: The Life and the Letter
Source: Franciscan Studies , 55., ( 1998):  Pages 221 - 238.
Year of Publication: 1998.

7. Record Number: 2569
Author(s): Planche, Alice.
Title : Cheveus ot blons come bacins. Sur un vers de Guillaume Lorris dans "Le Roman de la Rose" [suggests that Guillaume is comparing the blonde hair of the beautiful female characters to the color of a wildflower, the "bassin d'or" or "bouton d'or"].
Source: Romania , 40241 ( 1997):  Pages 547 - 552.
Year of Publication: 1997.

8. Record Number: 1348
Author(s): Everest, Carol A.
Title : Sex and Old Age in Chaucer's "Reeve's Prologue" [metaphors for old age and loss of sexual vigor examined in the context of medieval medical theory].
Source: Chaucer Review , 31., 2 ( 1996):  Pages 99 - 114.
Year of Publication: 1996.

9. Record Number: 5134
Author(s): Gertz, Sun Hee Kim.
Title : Transforming Lovers and Memorials in Ovid and Marie de France
Source: Florilegium , 14., ( 1995- 1996):  Pages 99 - 122.
Year of Publication: 1995- 1996.

10. Record Number: 1705
Author(s): Picherit, Jean- Louis G.
Title : Les références pathologiques et thérapeutiques dans l'oeuvre de Christine de Pizan [discusses metaphors in Christine's works including sickness as a symbol for love, the King as a physician who heals the body politic, and war as a contagious disease].
Source: Une femme de Lettres au Moyen Age: Études autour de Christine de Pizan.   Edited by Liliane Dulac and Bernard Ribémont .   Paradigme, 1995. Florilegium , 14., ( 1995- 1996):  Pages 233 - 244.
Year of Publication: 1995.

11. Record Number: 8703
Author(s): Gravdal, Kathryn.
Title : Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Medieval Women Trobairitz [The author argues that the metaphorical expressions of the troubadour’s love and suffering before an all-powerful "domna" figure him as a woman. The female trobairitz counter this self-serving construction of gender by creating songs in which women have the possibility of self-expression and agency. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 83., 4 ( 1992):  Pages 411 - 426.
Year of Publication: 1992.

12. 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.

13. Record Number: 11217
Author(s): Twomey, Michael W.
Title : Christ’s Leap and Mary’s Clean Catch in “Piers Plowman” B.12.136-44a and C.14.81-88a [In his allegorical poem, William Langland combines conventional images of Christ and Mary in order to represent how Christ’s love and Mary’s purity played a key role in the foundation of the Church. The poet achieves this effect through poetic devices, including allusion and metaphor. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Yearbook of Langland Studies , 5., ( 1991):  Pages 165 - 174.
Year of Publication: 1991.

14. 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.

15. Record Number: 10885
Author(s): Steinle, Eric M.
Title : The Knot, the Belt, and the Making of "Guigemar" [Marie de France uses imagery in her lais in order to summarize the structural and thematic concerns of her poems. In “Guigemar,” the knot and the belt (which the lovers exchange as love tokens) and thematic references to forms of enclosure symbolize the thematic unity and circular narrative of the poem; the knot and the belt are also metaphors that refer to Marie’s own role as “maker” or author of intricate narratives. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Assays: Critical Approaches to Medieval and Renaissance Texts , 6., ( 1991):  Pages 29 - 53.
Year of Publication: 1991.

16. Record Number: 12739
Author(s): Newman, Barbara.
Title : Some Mediaeval Theologians and the Sophia Tradition [The author explores the diverse ways in which four theologians transformed the Biblical figure of Sophia, or Wisdom, into a powerful feminine image of God’s activity in creation and redemption. In the twelfth century, Bernard of Clairvaux frequently alluded to the figure of Wisdom from the Song of Songs in order to represent the maternal and nurturing qualities of the Divine; Hildegard of Bingen’s images of the feminine divine, in contrast, stressed the active forces of creation and redemption. In the fourteenth century, Henry Suso casts himself as a courtly lover who courts Wisdom as a knight serves a lady; Julian of Norwich adapts the maternal imagery of the Divine to embrace a much more inclusive and wider affective range. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Downside Review , 108., ( 1990):  Pages 111 - 130.
Year of Publication: 1990.

17. Record Number: 11195
Author(s): de Looze, Laurence.
Title : Marie de France et la Textualisation: Arbre, Enfant, Oeuvre dans le Lai de "Fresne" [Throughout the poem, Marie de France exploits metaphorical language that connects the process of procreation (the birth of a child through sexual reproduction) and the generation of a text by a writer. The metaphorical correspondence between the labor or “work” of writing and the labor of childbirth informs the language of many French texts written during this time. The anxieties expressed by modern scholars who attempt to use manuscripts to reconstruct a pure and authorial edition of a text thus reflect medieval writers’ own anxieties about the legitimacy of sexual and textual reproduction. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Romanic Review , 81., 4 ( 1990):  Pages 396 - 408.
Year of Publication: 1990.

18. 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.