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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of autobiographical writing exemplary spiritual life authorial persona female reading Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 ...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
... modern debates over who could read and interpret the female body. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 Andreas Vesalius early modern midwifery anatomy female reproduction medical authority...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of discernment in some prominent trials to examine female visionaries for sanctity or heresy. In these instances, discernment offers a medieval analogue to what critics such as Rita Felski, following Paul Ricoeur, have termed paranoid reading practices or the “hermeneutics of suspicion,” premised on demystifying...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 519–537.
Published: 01 September 2012
... exposure to Continental writing and thought. Peryn’s book, intended to provide spiritual direction for exiled English nuns, then subsequently published at home in England under Queen Mary, continued to be read in the seventeenth century, as the institution of female religious life moved permanently out...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2012) 42 (3): 615–634.
Published: 01 September 2012
... environments in which they worked shaped their approach to the female monastics in their care. The works that they each prepared for these women permit a revealing comparative analysis of two elements of reform: access to religious reading material and the imposition of enclosure. Turning first...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... wish to place Hrotsvit of Gandersheim’s writings and identity as a female author. To that purpose, I offer a reading of her works across the three genres in which she wrote—legends, plays, and his- toriography.1 Among the chroniclers of his reign, Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (ca. 935–after 973...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 33–52.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., arguing that the channels through which women s texts were read and their authorial reputations were disseminated are central to understanding not only how, what, and where women wrote, but also how their texts found audiences and the ways in which female authorship was imagined. This article builds upon...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
... positions, suggest how we can read the “double-­voicing” in the Welles Anthology’s pastourelles. On one hand, the pastourelles, particularly When that byrdes be brought to rest, reflect certain assertions about female sexuality in the manuscript’s antifeminist lyrics: women change their minds...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... his state as a sin- ner.21 Both of these views vitiate the speciŽcally female aspects of these hagiographic images, the one by universalizing them, the other by seeing them as objects of exchange between ascetic men. While I do not deny that these are compelling readings, I want...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 161–180.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of a read- ing public, and to what extent is that public itself constituted as a located, situated readership or as more broadly construed and geographically vague (or far- flung)? For this article, we focus our attention on the ways in which accounts of female readership and authorship are implicated...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 121–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
... representations of female bodies, yet have fallen through the gaps created by periodization. Reducing the scale of analysis down to the womb in the N-­Town Mary plays and the Elizabethan tragedy Gorboduc allows a connection between womb and mind to emerge. Though other kinds of discourse negatively...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 213–250.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in the medieval German religious writings of Mechthild von Magdeburg (1210–1282). Scholars of German vernacular religious litera- ture began early in this century to postulate a close, perhaps even causal rela- tionship between women, reading, and the beginnings of vernacular...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 407–432.
Published: 01 May 2009
... capitalism that gave birth to the genre in More's Utopia , however, female utopian thought is differently manifested as well. In the “Wyll,” the contradictions attending the moment of transition are embodied in the dissonant form of a poem that, in its first half, describes a city of abundance, and in its...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and Chastitie; the wives of a Taylour and a Sowtar, or cobbler; the wife of a cottar, or peasant farmer; a corrupt Priores who runs a brothel in her abbey; and Foly’s wife. Scholars of the Satyre have read in Foly’s wife an “obsession with the grotesque female body [that] seems excessive even...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2003
... these principles to the reading of the lives of female ascetics, her emphasis shifts, however, from the linguistic constructedness and complexity of all subjectivities to the androcentric bias of the surviving sources, reective of the male-dominated society in which these texts were enmeshed. She stresses...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 47–89.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., Klein / Reading Queenship in Cynewulf’s Elene 75 if one focuses solely on Elene’s actions, as a tale of female energy channeled wholly into the fulfillment of male fantasy. In the first half of the poem, Constantine worries about his martial prowess and dreams of a jewel- encrusted Cross...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Marie-Louise Coolahan The cultural dynamics of reception are best understood as a reiterative process of reshaping and reframing. Reception as an object of critical study embraces first the history of how texts were read, disseminated, and consumed across media, languages, and geographical regions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Helmut Puff © by Duke University Press 2000 JMEMS30.1-03-Puff.41-62 12/21/99 4:32 PM Page 41 a Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 5–40.
Published: 01 January 2000
...- logical literature was read in order to learn about the causes and cures of women’s diseases, new readers brought new habits of reading to these texts in the later Middle Ages. Concerned less with alleviating women’s suffering than with learning how the female body works...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (3): 545–560.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Passion narrative. Reflecting on her position as a female poet, she makes a virtue of her supposed weakness: But yet the Weaker thou doest seeme to be In Sexe, or Sence, the more his Glory shines, That doth infuze such powerfull Grace in thee, To shew thy Love...