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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2005) 35 (3): 629–662.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 375–406.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas A. Hamill This essay examines the ways in which cockfighting in early modern England operates as an allegorical mode, as a trope for conscribing social relations and phenomena as distinct as male subject-formation and the realization of eschatological truth. Focusing on two distinct...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (3): 523–557.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and Peru, to find an animal Viagra-equivalent in that expanse of lands where marvels were contained. The duke's discreet fantasy of resurrecting the flesh, anchored in male anxiety, narcissistic excess, and a peculiar dream of domination, occupies hardly a footnote in the multinational project...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 325–346.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Douglas Biow Beards, both real and fake, acquire a special status in Giordano Bruno's Candelaio as symbolically charged objects that reveal not only much about the characters and their functions within the play, but also much about social norms and expectations regarding the performance of male...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 79–104.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and the processes of reproduction were contested. A close examination of the use of anatomy, both rhetorical and real, in the Fabrica , in male-authored midwifery manuals, and in the formal regulation of midwifery in seventeenth-century Italy reveals the ways in which authority and anatomy were contested in early...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... offers an idealized representation of the presumably male body, that idealization is also inextricably linked to nonidealized, even abject bodies, so that these early modern notions of bodily knowledge production both undergird and challenge assumptions about gender and class. Copyright © 2018 Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 69–92.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., the poem contains its existential anxiety within the strict metrical forms of the alliterative long line. Its structure balances assorted visions of death with images of joy, but traditional Old English formulas afford very specific ideas of joy that describe an idealized heroic male world. By reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (1): 79–101.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., however, was between men’s and women’s affiliations to religious institutions. Men usually opted for burial in male monasteries, chiefly those with their family’s tombs, another indication of enduring identification with their natal lineage. The great majority of women, by contrast, patronized female...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., including peer education models and the use of risk avoidance discourse. The genre's narrative diversity and pedagogical possibilities are particularly evident in a unit of three pastourelles copied in the early sixteenth-century Welles Anthology along with male-voiced poems of courtly love and misogynist...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... before large, muscled male bodies were popularized in 1980s and 1990s action cinema, these medieval texts foreground the necessity of building muscular bodies to knightly identity, while simultaneously describing them through a rhetoric of hardness that characterized their envisioned use as physical...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 279–304.
Published: 01 May 2017
...H. M. Cushman The representations of the midwife Salome and the Apostle Thomas in the N-Town and Chester plays complicate the relationship between two modes of knowledge: “clergie” or male clerical learning, on the one hand, and knowledge derived from sensory experience on the other. The plays...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
... With this new emphasis on transformation rather than translocation, Brown now Žnds “the issue of his male gender . . . that much more interesting,” “ for maybe holy men were not ‘men. ’” Figures like the angelic Symeon the Stylite, he suggests, “had transcended the categories of gender as normally de...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... male nor female) or, on the other, absolute plenitude (both male and female The principal scholars of Juana’s work have all analyzed Juana’s gender ambiguity as formative for her the- ology. Ronald Surtz suggests that Juana’s androgyne experience led her to consistently emphasize the feminine...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 41–64.
Published: 01 January 2004
... for women’s status, with the exception of aristocratic women, appear to have been negative.5 Scholars agree that in terms of gender arrangements, a war- based social order tends to devalue femininity and male effeminacy.6 The result is a decline in the esteem of women and scorn for receptive (i.e., “fem...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., but with male authors’ fantasies about or rhetor- ical uses of women, no more than the gendered literary “traces” of elusive “real women.”2 Imagine, then, the surprise of a group of lay tourists—and perhaps our surprise as well—when their representative monk turned out to be really a woman...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of Halsall / Gender and the End of Empire 19 society be gendered male and female, and thus renders heterosexuality oblig- atory (at the very least, as she says, in societies where cross-cousin marriage is the norm, it obliges “cross-cousin-sexuality thus the sex/gender system. Although Rubin’s study...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Semiotics of Bodily Fluids in Early Modern Culture Patricia Simons University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Pissing putti, virtually always male, merrily populate the imagery...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (1): 63–100.
Published: 01 January 2000
... members of the dyad. The aldermen’s routine use of gender- specific dyadic formulas reveals that the social and economic participation of women in Douai was perceived not as exceptional or “marked,” but rather as the norm, virtually on par with that of males. And while...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 197–224.
Published: 01 January 2004
... on a hierarchy of male over female.1 And in China as elsewhere, the image of male-female hierarchy was frequently deployed as a symbol or metaphor for political and other types of power relations, as we shall see fur- ther below. The meaning of the term empire in the Chinese context is far less...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and her violently ill body encapsulates the severe disease within both the female and male members of the larger body politic. As I will demonstrate, the cause of the nation’s ills lies not in the behavior and bodies of Scotland’s women but in the misogynist, antimarital practices and preachings...