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The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature
 
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The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature
Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy
Edited by Jeff Rider and Jamie Friedman
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
16 Aug 2011
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Exploration of the emotionologies of several medieval, romance emotional communities through both fictional and non-fictional narratives. The contributors analyze texts from different linguistic traditions and different periods, but they all focus on women characters.


Description

Exploration of the emotionologies of several medieval, romance emotional communities through both fictional and non-fictional narratives. The contributors analyze texts from different linguistic traditions and different periods, but they all focus on women characters.


Reviews

"The final chapters of The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Literature thus remind us of the formidable obstacles that prevented medieval women from giving full voice to their 'inner life' and of the necessity of volumes such as the present one. By looking beyond the surface of female representations, by re- examining well-known emotional portraits, or by highlighting lesser-known writers, this collection portrays the richness, variety, and complexity of women's emotions in medieval literature.
The volume's careful attention to nuances of emotional state, to subtle shifts in feelings or perspectives, and to repressed feminine identities maps out a dynamic emotionology worthy of a closer look . . . productive and illuminating." - The Medieval Review


Contents

The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature; J.Rider
Order, Anarchy and Emotion in the Old French Philomena; K.G.Casebier 
What Was She Thinking? Ysolt on the Edge; B.Grigoriu 
Moral Posturing: Virtue in Christine de Pisan's Livre de Trois Vertus; S.C.Mitchell 
Gesture, Emotion, and Humanity: Depictions of Mélusine in the Upton House Bearsted Fragments; T.Colwell 
Is She Angry or Just Sad?  Grief and Sorrow in the Songs of the Trobairitz; H.Verhoosel 
Between Concealment and Eloquence: The Idea of the Ideal Woman in Medieval Provençal Literature; J.Rudin 
Spiritual and Biological Mothering in Berceo's Vida de Santa Oria; E.C.Francomano 
Writing as Resistance: Self and Survival in Leonor López de Córdoba and Teresa de Cartagena; V.Rivera-Cordero 
Between Boccaccio and Chaucer:  The Limits of Female Interiority in the Knight's Tale; J.Friedman 
In Laura's Shadow: Casting Female Humanists as Petrarchan Beloveds in Quattrocento Letters; A.A.Feng


Authors

JEFF RIDER Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Medieval Studies at Wesleyan University, USA.

JAMIE FRIEDMAN Assistant Professor of English at Westmont College, USA.