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The Resource Women and medieval epic : gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity, ed. by Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman

Women and medieval epic : gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity, ed. by Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman

Label
Women and medieval epic : gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity
Title
Women and medieval epic
Title remainder
gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection of essays explores the place, function, and meaning of women as characters, authors, constructs, and cultural symbols in a variety of epics from the Middle Ages, including those of Persia, Spain, France, England, Germany, and Scandinavia. Medieval epics are traditionally believed to narrate the deeds of men at war, but this volume draws our attention not only to the key roles women often play in these narratives, but also to the larger implications they might have for the history of gender. Rather than invite cross-cultural generalizations about epic women, however, this book bears witness to the complex gender configurations molded by the rich epic literature of the medieval period
  • "This collection of essays explores the place, function, and meaning of women as characters, authors, constructs, and cultural symbols in a variety of epics from the Middle Ages, including those of Persia, Spain, France, England, Germany, and Scandinavia. Medieval epics are traditionally believed to narrate the deeds of men at war. This volume draws our attention not only to the key roles women often play in these narratives, but also to the larger implications they might have for the history of gender."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
809.1/3209940902
Index
index present
LC call number
PN690.W66
LC item number
W66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Poor, Sara S
  • Schulman, Jana K.
Series statement
New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poetry, Medieval
  • Epic poetry, European
  • Women in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
Label
Women and medieval epic : gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity, ed. by Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Women characters and the limits of patriarchy in the Poema de mio Cid and Mocedades de Rodrigo
  • Thomas Caldin
  • What Hrotsvit did to Virgil : expanding the boundaries of the classical epic in tenth-century Ottonian Saxony
  • Kate Olson
  • All about Eve : memory and re-collection in Junius 11's epic poems Genesis and Christ and Satan
  • Lisabeth C. Buchelt
  • Ethical acts and annihilation : feminine heroics in Girart de Roussillon
  • William Burgwinkle
  • Caught between worlds : gendering the maiden warrior in Old Norse
  • William Layher
  • Introduction
  • "A guest is in the hall" : women, feasts, and violence in Icelandic epic
  • Jana K. Schulman
  • Monstrous mates : the leading ladies of the Nibelungenlied and Völsunga saga
  • Kaaren Grimstad and Ray M. Wakefield
  • Performative emotion and the politics of gender in the Nibelungenlied
  • Kathryn Starkey
  • Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman
  • Winning women in two Middle English Alexander poems
  • Christine Chism
  • Surprisingly historical women in the Old French crusade cycle
  • Sarah-Grace Heller
  • Women in the Shahnameh : exotics and natives, rebellious legends, and dutiful histories
  • Dick Davis
Control code
67346374
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781403966025
Lccn
2006045413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Women and medieval epic : gender, genre, and the limits of epic masculinity, ed. by Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Women characters and the limits of patriarchy in the Poema de mio Cid and Mocedades de Rodrigo
  • Thomas Caldin
  • What Hrotsvit did to Virgil : expanding the boundaries of the classical epic in tenth-century Ottonian Saxony
  • Kate Olson
  • All about Eve : memory and re-collection in Junius 11's epic poems Genesis and Christ and Satan
  • Lisabeth C. Buchelt
  • Ethical acts and annihilation : feminine heroics in Girart de Roussillon
  • William Burgwinkle
  • Caught between worlds : gendering the maiden warrior in Old Norse
  • William Layher
  • Introduction
  • "A guest is in the hall" : women, feasts, and violence in Icelandic epic
  • Jana K. Schulman
  • Monstrous mates : the leading ladies of the Nibelungenlied and Völsunga saga
  • Kaaren Grimstad and Ray M. Wakefield
  • Performative emotion and the politics of gender in the Nibelungenlied
  • Kathryn Starkey
  • Sara S. Poor and Jana K. Schulman
  • Winning women in two Middle English Alexander poems
  • Christine Chism
  • Surprisingly historical women in the Old French crusade cycle
  • Sarah-Grace Heller
  • Women in the Shahnameh : exotics and natives, rebellious legends, and dutiful histories
  • Dick Davis
Control code
67346374
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 299 pages
Isbn
9781403966025
Lccn
2006045413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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