Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500 / Edition 2 by Carol M. Meale | 9780521576208 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500 / Edition 2

Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500 / Edition 2

by Carol M. Meale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521576202

ISBN-13: 9780521576208

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of essays focuses on the questions of women's access to a written culture and their representation in literature in late medieval Britain. It explores women's engagement with Anglo-Norman, English, Welsh and Latin, and addresses such issues as orality and literacy and women's exclusion from a written tradition. It considers the historical evidence

Overview

This collection of essays focuses on the questions of women's access to a written culture and their representation in literature in late medieval Britain. It explores women's engagement with Anglo-Norman, English, Welsh and Latin, and addresses such issues as orality and literacy and women's exclusion from a written tradition. It considers the historical evidence for women's activity as writers, patrons and readers, and examines the representation of women within different literary genres—both secular and religious—their possession or lack of power, and their roles as lovers, mothers and saints.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576208
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature Series, #17
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. The power and the weakness of women in Anglo-Norman romance Judith Weiss; 2. Women as lovers in early English romance Flora Alexander; 3. Mothers in Middle English romance Jennifer Fellows; 4. 'Clerc u lai, muine u dame': women and Anglo-Norman hagiography in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; 5. Women in no-man's land: English recluses and the development of vernacular literature in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Bella Millett; 6. 'Women talking about the things of God': a late medieval subculture Felicity Riddy; 7. '... Alle the bokes that I haue of latyn, englisch, and frensch': laywomen and their books in late medieval England Carol M. Meale; 8. Women authors and women's literacy in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England Julia Boffey; 9. Women and their poetry in medieval Wales Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan.

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