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Fantastic Creatures In Mythology And Folklore: From Medieval Times To Present Day By Juliette Wood, Tiffany Brooke Martin 2019 Independent scholar

Fantastic Creatures In Mythology And Folklore: From Medieval Times To Present Day By Juliette Wood, Tiffany Brooke Martin

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

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Charles The Great: An Analysis Of Primary Sources Related To The Reign Of Charlemagne, Amelia Sullivan 2019 CSUSB

Charles The Great: An Analysis Of Primary Sources Related To The Reign Of Charlemagne, Amelia Sullivan

History in the Making

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Studying Gender In Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches, Caroline Dunn 2019 Clemson University

Studying Gender In Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches, Caroline Dunn

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Amalasuintha: The Transformation Of Queenship In The Post-Roman World, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen 2019 City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Amalasuintha: The Transformation Of Queenship In The Post-Roman World, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Meditations On The Life Of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Anne Spear 2019 University of Mississippi

Meditations On The Life Of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Anne Spear

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Back Matter, 2019 University of Iowa

Back Matter

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Imperatrix, Domina, Rex: Conceptualizing The Female King In Twelfth-Century England, Coral Lumbley 2019 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Imperatrix, Domina, Rex: Conceptualizing The Female King In Twelfth-Century England, Coral Lumbley

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

This article draws on methods from transgender theory, historicist literary studies, and visual analysis of medieval sealing practices to show that Empress Matilda of England was controversially styled as a female king during her career in the early to mid twelfth century. While the chronicle Gesta Stephani castigates Matilda’s failure to engage in sanctioned gendered behaviors as she waged civil war to claim her inherited throne, Matilda’s seal harnesses both masculine and feminine signifiers in order to proclaim herself both king and queen. While Matilda’s transgressive gender position was targeted by her detractors during her lifetime, the ...


The Necropolitics Of Narcissus: Confessions Of Transgender Suicide In The Middle Ages, M. W. Bychowski 2019 Case Western Reserve University

The Necropolitics Of Narcissus: Confessions Of Transgender Suicide In The Middle Ages, M. W. Bychowski

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Visions Of Medieval Trans Feminism: An Introduction, Dorothy Kim, M. W. Bychowski 2019 Brandeis University

Visions Of Medieval Trans Feminism: An Introduction, Dorothy Kim, M. W. Bychowski

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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A Space Of Her Own: Genderfluidity And Negotiation In The Life Of Christina Of Markyate, Meghan L. Nestel 2019 Arizona State University

A Space Of Her Own: Genderfluidity And Negotiation In The Life Of Christina Of Markyate, Meghan L. Nestel

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

This paper draws on transgender studies and theories of gender performativity and genderfluidity to consider how twelfth-century holy woman Christina of Markyate resists traditional and third-gender binary policing. It argues that Christina is genderfluid, and that as a secular, masculinized, and religious virgin, she co-exists within and moves among multiple gender spaces that allow her to establish her own authority.


"Calling [Herself] Eleanor": Gender Labor And Becoming A Woman In The Rykener Case, Kadin Henningsen 2019 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Calling [Herself] Eleanor": Gender Labor And Becoming A Woman In The Rykener Case, Kadin Henningsen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Writings On The Sisters Of San Luca And Their Miraculous Madonna, Lyn A. Blanchfield 2019 State University of New York at Oswego

Writings On The Sisters Of San Luca And Their Miraculous Madonna, Lyn A. Blanchfield

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban 2019 Muscatine Community College

Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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“Car Vallés Sui Et Nient Mescine”: Trans Heroism And Literary Masculinity In Le Roman De Silence, Caitlin G. Watt 2019 Clemson University

“Car Vallés Sui Et Nient Mescine”: Trans Heroism And Literary Masculinity In Le Roman De Silence, Caitlin G. Watt

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

The title character of Heldris de Cornüalle’s thirteenth-century Le Roman de Silence, raised as a boy because of a ban on female inheritance, achieves acclaim as a knight and minstrel before ultimately being relegated to a traditional feminine role when the deception is revealed and the knight becomes a queen. Although the text has offered prompted many fruitful analyses of its depiction of womanhood and women’s potential by scholars reading Silence as a cross-dressing woman, reading Silence instead as a transmasculine figure may offer new perspectives on Silence’s treatment of gender. This article explores the possibility of ...


Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography Of Gender Identity In The Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations, Stephenie McGucken 2019 University of Edinburgh

Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography Of Gender Identity In The Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations, Stephenie Mcgucken

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

In the Late Anglo-Saxon illustrated manuscripts of Prudentius's Psychomachia, vice and virtue are often shown ambiguously and the audience is encouraged to question what is male and what is female, and whether such categories are appropriate in understanding these illustrations. This paper utilises transgender theory to demonstrate how gender could be deployed in Late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts to question the roles of men and women with the ultimate aim of stressing the importance of righteous behaviours.


The Afterward: Sylvia Rivera And Marsha P. Johnson In The Medieval Imaginary, Joy Ellison, Nicholas Hoffman 2019 The Ohio State University

The Afterward: Sylvia Rivera And Marsha P. Johnson In The Medieval Imaginary, Joy Ellison, Nicholas Hoffman

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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The Critics And The Prioress: Antisemitism, Criticism, And Chaucer's Prioress's Tale, Melissa Ridley Elmes 2019 Lindenwood University

The Critics And The Prioress: Antisemitism, Criticism, And Chaucer's Prioress's Tale, Melissa Ridley Elmes

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, And Morality In The Fourteenth Century, Lynneth J. Miller 2019 Anderson University

Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, And Morality In The Fourteenth Century, Lynneth J. Miller

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Material Culture And Queenship In Fourteenth-Century France: The Testament Of Blanche Of Navarre (1331-1398), Amy Livingstone 2019 Ball State University

Material Culture And Queenship In Fourteenth-Century France: The Testament Of Blanche Of Navarre (1331-1398), Amy Livingstone

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Modern Intolerance And The Medieval Crusades [Excerpted From Whose Middle Ages?], Nicholas L. Paul 2019 Fordham University

Modern Intolerance And The Medieval Crusades [Excerpted From Whose Middle Ages?], Nicholas L. Paul

History

Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the non-specialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twenty-two essays takes up an area where humans have dug for meaning into the medieval past and brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in our news, our politics, and our propaganda; and in subtler ways that inform how we think about our histories, our countries, and ourselves. Each author teases out the stakes of a history that has refused to remain past and uses the tools of the academy ...


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