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The New Middle Ages

The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature

Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy

Editors: Rider, J., Friedman, J. (Eds.)

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About this book

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.

About the 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. 

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


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature

    Pages 1-25

    Rider, Jeff

  • Order, Anarchy, and Emotion in the Old French Philomena

    Pages 27-51

    Casebier, Karen G.

  • What was She Thinking? Ysolt on the Edge

    Pages 53-83

    Grigoriu, Brînduşa E.

  • Moral Posturing

    Pages 85-106

    Mitchell, Sharon C.

  • Gesture, Emotion, and Humanity

    Pages 107-127

    Colwell, Tania M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Inner Life of Women in Medieval Romance Literature
Book Subtitle
Grief, Guilt, and Hypocrisy
Editors
  • J. Rider
  • J. Friedman
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jeff Rider and Jamie Friedman
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33933-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230339330
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10514-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28961-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 272
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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