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Representations of the feminine in the middle ages

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Published by Academia in Dallas, Texas .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Bonnie Wheeler.
SeriesFeminea medievalia -- 1
ContributionsWheeler, Bonnie.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22162760M
ISBN 100851156509
OCLC/WorldCa449252803

Anti-Feminism in Middle Ages English Literature There is a strong anti-feminist movement in much of Middle Ages English Literature. It could be supposed that since most of Western Europe at the time was very strongly biased towards patriarchal society models, there simply were not enough female writers to have any distinctly feminine point of. For anyone with an interest in the many representations and manifestations of the sacred feminine in Europe, this book is an essential read.”—Charlene Eska, Virginia Tech “A gorgeous contribution to the literature unearthing and decoding the history of the cultures of the divine feminine in Europe.

  Throughout the Middle Ages, the place of women in society was often dictated by biblical texts. The writings of the apostle Paul, in particular, emphasised men's authority over women, forbidding women from teaching, and instructing them to remain silent. gender. The postcolonial Middle Ages is a gendered Middle Ages and feminist analysis can show why. The categories of self, agency, and identity have been nuanced and honed productively with the help of psychoanalytic and other theoretical frameworks to help us understand that subjects can be partial and fragmented, but no less significant.

Women in the Middle Ages corrects the omissions of traditional history by focusing on the lives, expectations, and accomplishments of medieval women. The Gieses' lively text, illuminated by the illustrations from medieval manuscripts, art, and architecture, depicts the Middle Ages as a vibrant time in which women were powerful agents of change/5. Joann McNamara and Suzanne Wemple, “The Power of Women Through the Family, ,” in Mary Hartmann and L. Banner, ed., Clio’s Consciousness Raised (New York: Harper and Row, l), reprinted in Mary Erler and Maryanne Kowaleski, eds., Women and Power in the Middle Ages (University of Georgia Press, ), pp. LR, HDRR Medieval.


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Representations of the feminine in the Middle Ages. Dallas, Tex. (PO. The figure of the monster in medieval culture functions as a vehicle for a range of intellectual and spiritual inquiries, from questions of language and representation to issues of moral, theological, and cultural value.

Monstrosity is bound up with questions of body image and deformity, nature and knowledge, hybridity and horror. To explore a culture's attitudes to. As it becomes apparent in a few select works representing women in medieval literature, includingThe Book of Margery Kempe, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Le Morte Darthur, in the middle ages or medieval period, restrictions placed on women underwent a significant the beginning of this period, women’s roles were very narrowly.

Craig, Roland. “‘Stronger than men and braver than knights’: Women and the pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Rome in the later Middle Ages.” Journal of Medieval History (): Gastle, Brian W. “Breaking the Stained Glass: Mercantile. Wheeler, Bonnie, Ed., “Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages”, Academia Press Dallas, TX.

This book illustrates the many voices of women in the early Middle Ages. Understanding the narrations in this text will allow clarity of feminist theory.

The essays in this volume have a common theme and preoccupation: an intention to present medieval women - in life, literature, hagiography and art - as they thought of themselves, teased from the work of theirintermediaries (Hildegard of Bingen, Christine of Pisan) or from the works, words and social milieux of men (Chaucer's women, Chretien's patrons, the empress.

This collection has two goals: to reclaim some long-neglected Latin texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and to examine the representations of the feminine and the female body in. The problematic of 'the feminine' in contemporary French philosophy: Foucault and Irigaray / Rosi Braidotti --Modernity, rationality and 'the masculine' / Ross Poole --Inscriptions and body-maps: representations and the corporeal / Elizabeth Grosz --The discursive construction of Christ's body in the later Middle Ages: resistance and.

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Deconstructions of masculinity and femininity in the films of Marguerite Duras 8. Direct representations of the Trinity are much rarer in Eastern Orthodox art of any period—reservations about depicting the Father remain fairly strong, as they were in the West until the high Middle Ages.

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Magical Women in the Middle Ages By far the most common portrayal of magical women in the literature of the Middle Ages cast them in the role of healers.

However, as perceptions changed regarding female healers, the roles of these characters shifted from a representation of intrinsic female power to little more than literary : Anna McGill. This book is an exploration of the spiritual traditions of ancient Europe, focusing on the numinous presence of the divine feminine in Russia, Central Europe, France, Britain, Ireland and the northern regions/5(11).

In her book on Hildegard’s theology of the feminine, Barbara Newman describes the shared focus and understanding of all medieval representations of a feminine Jesus: “The common denominator is a sense that the feminine isCited by: 1.

This article aims to compare the feminisation of the cosmos in the Laozi (Dao De Jing) with that in the spiritual and esoteric writings by the seventeenth-century mystic Jane Lead (also Jane Leade, –), based on Erich Neumann’s “the Great Mother” archetype.

My study suggests that both authors celebrated female-centred cosmology, though the cosmos’ Author: Tien-yi Chao. Around the Limbourg brothers (who created some of the most fabulous illuminated manuscripts of the 15th century) created a Book of Hours for the Duc de Berry. In the section covering the life of Saint Jerome, it includes a depiction of a “practical joke” where Jerome was tricked into putting on a woman’s dress without realizing it.

Women in the Middle Ages occupied a number of different social roles. During the Middle Ages, a period of European history lasting from around the 5th century to the 15th century, women held the positions of wife, mother, peasant, artisan, and nun, as well as some important leadership roles, such as abbess or queen very concept of "woman" changed in a number of.

Medieval female sexuality is the collection of sexual and sensual characteristics identified in a woman from the Middle a modern woman, a medieval woman's sexuality included many different aspects. Sexuality not only included sex, but spread into many parts of the medieval woman's life.The book concludes that on the question of gender issues, the Tales are best studied as male-authored texts containing representations and negotiations revealing much about late medieval masculinities.

Dr ANNE LASKAYA teaches in the English Department at the University of Oregon.God in redeeming humankind. Indeed, all through the Middle Ages, the portrayal of women is based upon similar stereotypical representations.

These stereotypical images serve, in the twentieth century, the same purpose as they did in the Middle Ages: to pressure women to conform to expectations of meekness and submissiveness and thus toAuthor: Herma Volpe-van Dijk.