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The New Middle Ages

Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative

Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation

Authors: Findley, B.

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About this book

Examining French literature from the medieval period, Findley revises our understanding of medieval literary composition as a largely masculine activity, suggesting instead that writing is seen in these texts as problematically gendered and often feminizing.

About the authors

Brooke Heidenreich Findley is Assistant Professor of French and Women's Studies at Penn State Altoona, USA.

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"Findley's study not only does exactly what she claims it will, but, via its combination of close readings and feminist theory, it also produces important new insights into medieval narrative, its depictions of gender, and its conception of literary creation In short, this is a volume that deserves to be widely read by medieval literary scholars, and feminist scholars of French literature more broadly as it offers much not only to scholars of the medieval French texts it studies, but also to those concerned with the intersection of women and medieval literary production more broadly. Indeed it can likely be read with much profit by scholars concerned with issues of female literary creation in other periods, for it offers innovative, insightful analysis that has application and implications well beyond the corpus of texts it studies." - The Medieval Review


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction Authors, Writers, Singers, and Women: Gendering Literary Creation in Medieval French Culture

    Findley, Brooke Heidenreich

    Pages 1-25

  • Singing From a Woman’s Body: Minstrel Heroines as Performers and Texts

    Findley, Brooke Heidenreich

    Pages 29-60

  • The Parrot and the Swan: Performance and Composition in Sone De Nansay

    Findley, Brooke Heidenreich

    Pages 61-79

  • Competing Perspectives: Guillaume De Machaut’s Voir Dit

    Findley, Brooke Heidenreich

    Pages 83-115

  • A Contemporary Reaction to the Voir Dit: Deadly Words and Captive Imaginations in Jean Froissart’s Prison Amoureuse

    Findley, Brooke Heidenreich

    Pages 117-135

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Hardcover 77,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative
Book Subtitle
Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Brooke Heidenreich Findley
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11306-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137113061
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11258-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29457-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 267
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