The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing

by Carolyn Dinshaw
     
 

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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing seeks to recover the lives and particular experiences of medieval women by concentrating on various kinds of texts: the texts they wrote themselves as well as texts that attempted to shape, limit, or expand their lives.  See more details below

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The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing seeks to recover the lives and particular experiences of medieval women by concentrating on various kinds of texts: the texts they wrote themselves as well as texts that attempted to shape, limit, or expand their lives.

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"...an original and fresh mapping of the territory it examines..." Journal of English and Germanic Philology

"...[an] invaluable collection of essays...Highly recommended" Choice

"Chapters invoke the many texts that shaped medieval women's lives, [...] providing the contextual information necessary to comprehend how women came into contact with and contributed to medieval women's culture." Arthuriana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791885
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Dinshaw is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She is the author of Chaucer's Sexual Poetics (1989), and Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern (1999).

David Wallace is Judith Rodin Professor at the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of Medieval Literature, and the author of Chaucerian Polity.

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