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The Resource Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages, edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl

Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages, edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl

Label
Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages
Title
Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "To be a virgin or a widow never promised a stable, uniform status to a woman during the Middle Ages. Rather, these positions were areas of contestation; constructions that did, and still do, create and interrogate notions of gender roles, areas of power, and areas of disability. Chastity, for one example, is an apparent given for both positions, but chastity at the time invoked any number of cultural meanings and practices. The essays in Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages address many facets of these two positions specific to women in medieval literature."--Jacket
  • "To be a virgin or a widow never promised a stable, uniform status to a woman during the Middle Ages. Rather, these positions were areas of contestation; constructions that did, and still do, create and interrogate notions of gender roles, areas of power, and areas of disability. Chastity, for one example, is an apparent given for both positions, but chastity at the time invoked any number of cultural meanings and practices. The essays in Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages address many facets of these two positions specific to women in medieval literature."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809/.93352042
Index
index present
LC call number
PN682.W6
LC item number
C66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carlson, Cindy L.
  • Weisl, Angela Jane
Series statement
New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Women and literature
  • Virginity in literature
  • Chastity in literature
  • Widows in literature
Label
Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages, edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constructions of widowhood and virginity / Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl -- Helpful widows, virgins in distress: women's friendship in French romance of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries / Anna Roberts -- The widow as virgin: desexualized narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la cité des dames / Angela Jane Weisl -- Closed doors: an epithalamium for Queen Edith, widow and virgin / Monika Otter -- Performing virginity: sex and violence in the Katherine Group / Sarah Salih -- The paradox of virginity within the Anchoritic tradition: the masculine gaze and the feminine body in the Wohunge Group / Susannah Mary Chewning -- Useful virgins in medieval hagiography / Kathleen Coyne Kelly -- Virginity and sacrifice in Chaucer's "Physician's tale" / Sandra Pierson Prior -- Blood and rosaries: virginity, violence, and desire in Chaucer's "Prioress's tale" / Kathleen M. Hobbs -- Like a virgin: Mary and her doubters in the N-town cycle / Cindy L. Carlson -- Between the living and the dead: widows as heroines of medieval romances / Rebecca Hayward -- The widow's tears: the pedagogy of grief in medieval France and the image of the grieving widow / Leslie Abend Callahan
Control code
41156478
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780312211363
Lccn
99027418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Constructions of widowhood and virginity in the Middle Ages, edited by Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constructions of widowhood and virginity / Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl -- Helpful widows, virgins in distress: women's friendship in French romance of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries / Anna Roberts -- The widow as virgin: desexualized narrative in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la cité des dames / Angela Jane Weisl -- Closed doors: an epithalamium for Queen Edith, widow and virgin / Monika Otter -- Performing virginity: sex and violence in the Katherine Group / Sarah Salih -- The paradox of virginity within the Anchoritic tradition: the masculine gaze and the feminine body in the Wohunge Group / Susannah Mary Chewning -- Useful virgins in medieval hagiography / Kathleen Coyne Kelly -- Virginity and sacrifice in Chaucer's "Physician's tale" / Sandra Pierson Prior -- Blood and rosaries: virginity, violence, and desire in Chaucer's "Prioress's tale" / Kathleen M. Hobbs -- Like a virgin: Mary and her doubters in the N-town cycle / Cindy L. Carlson -- Between the living and the dead: widows as heroines of medieval romances / Rebecca Hayward -- The widow's tears: the pedagogy of grief in medieval France and the image of the grieving widow / Leslie Abend Callahan
Control code
41156478
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780312211363
Lccn
99027418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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