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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
... writing of microhistory. Vehicles of self-presentation and sources of social history, the pardon letters expose the textual strategies through which those accused sought to perform their innocence. In so doing, the letters reveal something of the vast and shifting terrain of sex, station, status, and...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 41–59.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Vivian Nutton In 1538 Vesalius issued two complementary works for students, Tabulae sex anatomicae ( Six Anatomical Plates ) and the Institutionum anatomicae secundum Galeni sententiam libri quatuor ( Principles of Anatomy according to the Opinion of Galen ). The former is well known, the latter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2018) 48 (2): 261–300.
Published: 01 May 2018
... sexuality. Ecclesiastical support for a Castilian woman preacher during the early decades of the Inquisition is even more surprising, since Juana claimed that she experienced a sex change before birth. Although Juana identified publicly as a nun and therefore as female, such rubrics as trans or intersex can...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 187–213.
Published: 01 January 2014
... many kinds of “female” in the early modern shake-up: the terms of sex and gender lose purchase in an avalanche of novel categories at least transitionally operative in the social and epistemological chaos of the period. Confronted by the colonial New World, European gender and other fundamental...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2000) 30 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Empire. By sodomy, “that utterly confused category” (to invoke Foucault’s phrase), I mean the panoply of same-sex erotic activities among men and among women.1 Female sodomy, however, is my own coinage, introduced into the terminolog- ical void to inform...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2000) 30 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2000
... the assimilation of medieval concepts of female same-sex desire to a mas- culinized understanding of sodomy. In attending carefully to the rhetoric of the fragmentary trial record, Puff raises crucial issues regarding the silences of medieval evidence on female same...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2000) 30 (3): 449–462.
Published: 01 September 2000
... bourgeoisie symbolically castrating itself the better to refuse others the right to have a sex and make use of it as they please. . . . The Bourgeoisie’s ‘blood’ was its sex.”5 The question of castration and coherence at stake in Foucault’s genealogy prompts me to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2018) 48 (1): 153–182.
Published: 01 January 2018
... authority over themselves. Women’s access to the same kind of self-­empowerment, which Schoenfeldt locates in control over the diet, is more limited. Consequently, gendered bodies’ troubled access to self-­control manifests itself in ambiguity, specifically the medically ambiguous sex and gender of...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Masculinity was long characterized by a set of penile acts centered on the capacity to cast forth bodily fluids while standing. “Insistence on an upright position” during sex signified the maintenance of masculinity in ancient Greek culture, whether the penetrated partner was male or female, but in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., which she tells in a lengthy Žrst-person narrative. She describes her life of insatiable desire for sex, culminating with her seduction of pilgrims about to sail for Jerusalem for the festival of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Having offered the favors of her body as payment for the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in the desert to dis- guise their sex. Ifso, then why are such stories so few? And why are they only of these women being discovered at their deaths? The compilers of the sayings appear to have been interested only in successful cross-dressers, or rather, almost successful—they made it through...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2016) 46 (2): 263–287.
Published: 01 May 2016
... under which the crime could be prosecuted successfully in late medieval England.2 The victim is a young, unmarried virgin, specified twice in consecutive lines as a “mayde”; the knight uses “verray force,” or “brute strength,” to attack her; she explicitly refuses to have sex with him (“maugree...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 279–308.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Valentine’s Day indebted to Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls and its critique of the aristocratic game of love and marriage. Clanvowe’s interrogation of this matrimonial game firmly establishes the problematic within the realm of cross-sex erotic desire while excluding any mention of same-sex relations that...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2003) 33 (3): 383–385.
Published: 01 September 2003
... studies, as viewed through the contributions in this special issue, emerge as independent of religious sectarianism. Rather, their authors are committed to the understanding of power relations involv- ing sex (gender), the body (asceticism), and the academy (historiography). Each of the contributors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2002) 32 (1): 109–144.
Published: 01 January 2002
... ambiguity toward sex and women in general, in that prostitutes were con- demned as promiscuous but accepted as serving a social function, a minis- terium.5 Medieval theologians debated the number of men a woman had to have sex with to be considered a prostitute, as well as the existence and valid- ity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2013) 43 (1): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2013
... material ori- gins, coupled with his murder of Polonius, makes this a disturbing scene for audiences to witness. The triple helix of birth, sex, and death — experiences often imag- ined as occurring in or around the bed, as they do in this scene — constitutes much of what is “obscene” in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 349–384.
Published: 01 May 2005
... abducted and punished women, are especially invested in the symbolic joining of sex, power, and marriage. Marriage highlighted women’s status as property. It bound wives to their husbands, bridled their speech, and stifl ed their sexuality Consider- ing the wedding ceremony as the inception...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2002) 32 (2): 327–342.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Catherine Des Roches and Pasquier responded to a shared Latin source and its explicitly bellicose imagery of the flea motif. The Ele- gia de pulice, once attributed to Ovid, is a repugnant display of graphic sex- ual violence that draws on carnage as a metaphor for sexual intercourse: “You lacerate the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2012) 42 (2): 269–305.
Published: 01 May 2012
... integrity of holy women and their sepulchral integrity was so strong that for centuries thereafter, all virgin saints added to the Roman calendar were doubly uncorrupted, resistant to both sex and death The special power of virginal purity over death also drives medi- eval tales of virgin...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... Sexuality Bernau, Anke, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih, eds. Medieval Virginities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, xix, pp.;  illus. paper Burrus, Virginia. The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of...