Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

Edited by Jane Chance

Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

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  • ISBN: 9781532689000
  • Pages: 360
  • Publication Date: 11/7/2019
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Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

Edited by Jane Chance

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  • ISBN: 9781532689000
  • Pages: 360
  • Publication Date: 11/7/2019
  • Retail Price: $40.00
Web Price: $32.00
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About-

The women who spoke or wrote in the margins of the Middle Ages—women who were oppressed and diminished by social and religious institutions—often were not literate. Or, if they could read, they did not know how to write. Transforming or subverting Western and patristic traditions associated with the clergy, they also turned to Eastern and North African traditions and to popular oral theater, and focused in their choice of genre on lyric, romance, and confessional autobiography. These essays analyze their texts and reconstruct a medieval feminine aesthetic that begins a rewriting of cultural and literary history.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A volume of the first importance to the scholarship of medieval women writers . . . An ambitious attempt to understand what ‘gender’ and ‘text’ might have meant in the Middle Ages from the perspective of the woman writer and reader rather than through the more usual androcentric lens . . . [The] collection brings together for the first time in one place essays about a whole range of women writers from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries and from places as distant as Spain and Sweden, as well as the more well-known French and English writers."

Laurie Finke, Kenyon College

"[Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages] brings together, under three main categories, diverse methodologies from . . . some of the foremost scholars and interpreters of each type of material and approach.”

Nadia Margolis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Contributors-

Jane Chance

Bio(s)-

Jane Chance is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at Rice University and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Purdue University (2013) as well as NEH and Guggenheim Fellowships. Author or editor of twenty-four other books, she has published Woman as Hero in Old English Literature (1986; rpr. 2005), the prize-winning Medieval Mythography, volumes 1-3 (1994, 2000, 2015) and The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women (2007). Her most recent book is Tolkien, Self and Other: “This Queer Creature” (2016). She is also Series Editor of the Library of Medieval Women (Boydell and Brewer), offering classroom translations of works by medieval women.

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