The New Middle Ages

Women and Disability in Medieval Literature

Authors: Pearman, T.

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This book is first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered model' for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.

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TORY VANDEVENTER PEARMAN is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University Hamilton, USA. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Essays in Medieval Studies and The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Medieval Authoritative Discourse and the Disabled Female Body

    Pearman, Tory Vandeventer

    Pages 1-17

  • (Dis)Pleasure and (Dis)Ability: The Topos of Reproduction in Dame Sirith and the “Merchant’s Tale”

    Pearman, Tory Vandeventer

    Pages 19-44

  • Physical Education: Excessive Wives and Bodily Punishment in the Book of the Knight and the “Wife of Bath’s Prologue”

    Pearman, Tory Vandeventer

    Pages 45-71

  • Refiguring Disability: Deviance, Punishment, and the Supernatural in Bisclavret, Sir Launfal, and the Testament of Cresseid

    Pearman, Tory Vandeventer

    Pages 73-111

  • Embodied Transcendence: Disability and the Procreative Body in the Book of Margery Kempe

    Pearman, Tory Vandeventer

    Pages 113-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and Disability in Medieval Literature
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Tory Vandeventer Pearman
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11756-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230117563
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10511-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28955-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 206
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