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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 September 2021
... ultimately repeat—reenact and perform—versions of the crimes they seek to examine. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 early modern witchcraft pamphlets magic rape violence trial proceedings Toward the end of the 1628 pamphlet A Briefe Description of the Notorious Life of Iohn...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 397–429.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that the strategic battering of marginal beings served to transmit a hierarchically ordered culture while forcefully expelling the Armagnac faction from the hierarchy's highest rank. Within this stark example of public violence that performatively materialized political division, the bodies of pigs and blind men...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (2): 303–334.
Published: 01 May 2013
... accords with the prescriptive teachings of “A Homily on the State of Matrimony” (1563), which assures wives, “[I]f thou canst suffer an extreme husband, thou shalt have a great reward therefore.”79 The conditions of violence are as abstract as the promise of recompense. The performance...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 445–476.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Isaac brings wood to the altar. at the University of Toronto in Scene from the York Play of 1998. Photograph by Shelly Rae Abraham and Isaac. Performed Clift. Used by permission. often they are), medieval sources are thereby rendered sacrificial, using the Passion to promote violence, either...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 May 2020
... perform audacious acts of provocation, whether intentionally or unintentionally.15 W. J. T. Mitchell has, moreover, posited that much of the world s pub- lic art memorials, monuments, triumphal arches, obelisks, columns and statues has a rather direct reference to violence and never more powerfully...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and leading to alleviatory action) is within the range of human performance; and whether attempts to practice compassion must always be, in some sense, acts of violence or self-harm. If Shakespeare refuses to provide a comforting or assured answer to either question, he does offer an alternative...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 487–495.
Published: 01 September 2021
... fool's bauble, the ensuing action would have focused attention on the woman's role. Not merely a literary depiction of violence resolved via sexuality, dancing was—in performance—itself a display of bodily prowess. Like fighting, it was riveting stage spectacle. In festive practices, combat...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
... they also represent a genre of life narrative that profits from the insights of literary and feminist theory. This essay reads the rich harvest of fifteenth-century Burgundian pardon letters as collaboratively authored textual performances as it explores the relationship of these micronarratives...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 269–291.
Published: 01 May 2020
... distinguisher that is consistently employed to denigrate idols and idolators. Pagan antagonists are systematically identified as nonagential and material; by contrast, the saints communicate divine truth unimpeded and resist attempts to disrupt their highly integrated performances. The category of sentience...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Pardoner performs a perverse divorce ritual between the Sowtar and his wife, eliciting misogynistic opinions about the wife before requiring both parties to kiss each other’s arses; the Priores refuses to lodge Chastitie in her convent because it would hurt her thriving business; and Spiritualitie...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 May 2017
... describes the knight’s physicality as being incredibly handsome and lordly, envisioning him as being a superior repre- sentative of the knightly class. But on the other hand, the poet’s description of his size and musculature draws our attention to the violence this body can do; despite the Green...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Edward M. Test One of the common denominators in the etchings of De Bry's multivolume America is corporal violence, whether it depicts the Spanish cruelties inflicted upon Native Americans or the cannibalism and sacrifices conducted by Amerindians. This essay examines sacrificial rituals from...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 343–365.
Published: 01 May 2015
... their grievances, but it also draws attention to the violence they inflict in the process and ends with their failure to gain concessions from those in power. As a result, the play has often been viewed as upholding the status quo and reiterating popular stereotypes about mob rule. This view was initially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 289–314.
Published: 01 May 2016
... reflects a cultural awareness of pain in childbirth and the spiritual significance of female suffering, often conceived in terms of motherhood. Regarding the legends’ depiction of pain, many have noted that the SEL as a collection is remarkable because of its heightened depiction of violence.29...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Press, 1989), 273–74, 287–88; Olivia Remie Constable, Trade and Traders in Muslim Spain: The Commercial Realignment of the Iberian Penin- sula, 900–1500 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 85–96, 252–54. 30 See the full-page performance photograph in Victor L. Scherb, “Violence...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 407–427.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of registering this paradox formally, the sonnet initiates from its first word, “Batter,” a dual track for the brutality invoked. Batter signifies not only violence. It can also mean to paste together or to fix, and occasionally even to exchange.13 Break me into nothing, the poet seems to say, but make...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (3): 507–560.
Published: 01 September 2001
... whom Chaucer chooses for this performance is a superior member of contemporary English female monasticism, but one who is unable to distinguish between present events and those, like the murder of little Hugh of Lincoln, which she thinks occurred only “a litel while ago” (686). The story of Hugh’s...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 403–417.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., the injunction of the great lady made it necessary for me to perform this function. The woman who was present and sharing the great assignment with us said: “Do not pass over the greatest of the miracles of the saint.” “ What is that?” I asked. She laid bare a part (méros) of the breast (ste¯´thos...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
... those acts, the Croxton play provides critical distance on the very performance it enacts. Ultimately, it replaces the Passion play with, and judges it inferior to, a more decorous and authoritative processional ritual. Moreover, in presenting a Christian merchant as the catalyst for the Jews' actions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
..., the counterargument goes, it is nowhere. I must admit to never having understood the logic of this kind of dismissal, frequent in scholarly circles (e.g., “If queerness is everywhere, it is nowhere many things are omnipresent—oxygen, altru- ism, violence—and they do...