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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing (Cambridge Companions to Literature)by Carolyn Dinshaw
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Beginning with an examination of the different stages of women's lives--childhood, virginity, marriage and widowhood, this Companion addresses various aspects of medieval life that affected women's writing. These include the nature of authorship in the period, the position of women at home or in nunneries, and their relationship to religion. Additional essays cover the lives and work of such prominent women writers as Heloise, Marie de France, Christine de Pizan, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe and Joan of Arc. A chronology and guides to further reading add information which students and scholars will find invaluable.
This Companion seeks to recover the lives and particular experiences of medieval women by concentrating on the texts they wrote as well as texts that attempted to shape their lives. Contributors consider the lives and writings of remarkable women, including Marie de France, Heloise, and Joan of Arc among others.
This Companion examines the lives of medieval women by focusing on the texts that emerged from and shaped their experience.
About the Author
Carolyn Dinshaw is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She is the author of Chaucer's Sexual Poetics (1989), and Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern (1999).David Wallace is Judith Rodin Professor at the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of Medieval Literature, and the author of Chaucerian Polity.
Table of Contents
Contributors; Chronology Chris Africa; Introduction Carolyn Dinshaw and David Wallace; Part I. Estates of Women: 1. Female Childhoods Daniel T. Kline; 2. Virginity Ruth Evans; 3. Marriage Dyan Elliott; 4. Widows Barbara Hanawalt; 5. Between Women Karma Lochrie; Part II. Texts and Other Spaces: 6. Women and authorship Jennifer Summit; 7. Enclosure Christopher Cannon; 8. At home; out of the house Sarah Salih; 9. Beneath the pulpit Alcuin Blamires; Section III. Medieval Women: 10. Heloise Christopher Baswell; 11. Marie de France Roberta L. Krueger; 12. The Roman de la Rose, Christine de Pizan, and the querelles des femmes David F. Hult; 13. Lyrics and romances Sarah McNamer; 14. Julian of Norwich Nicholas Watson; 15. Margery Kempe Carolyn Dinshaw; 16. Continental women mystics and English readers Alexandra Barratt; 17. Joan of Arc Nadia Margolis; Guide to further reading.
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