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Listening To An/Other Voice: Gender, Creativity, And The Divine In The Works Of Female Christian Mystics And Women Surrealists, Stephanie Garboski Jan 2018

Listening To An/Other Voice: Gender, Creativity, And The Divine In The Works Of Female Christian Mystics And Women Surrealists, Stephanie Garboski

Honors Theses

This thesis will compare two groups, Christian women mystics and women surrealists, by analyzing select works by Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Leonora Carrington, and Dorothea Tanning. This analysis will involve a comparative, theoretical approach that draws connections between the way in which both groups utilize varying literary and artistic forms, symbols, and polyglottery. I will utilize Bourdieu’s terms of cultural production as a framework in which to better understand how women of both fields are used for their creativity and supposed connection to an/other, which is the source of inspiration native to each field, God and ...


Depending On Sex? Tongue, Sieve, And Ladle Shaped Pendants From Late Iron Age Gotland, Meghan P. Mattsson Mcginnis Jun 2017

Depending On Sex? Tongue, Sieve, And Ladle Shaped Pendants From Late Iron Age Gotland, Meghan P. Mattsson Mcginnis

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

Artifacts of female dress such as brooches and pendants have long been objects of interest to scholars of late Iron Age /early medieval Scandinavia. They figure in dating and tracing stylistic developments, and their presence is often (controversially) used to help assign gender to burials. There are three types of pendants which constitute a type of feminine adornment unique to Viking Age Gotland: the so-called tongue, sieve, and ladle pendants. The purpose of this paper is to examine these pendant types and the possible symbolic and magical functions behind their forms and manner of use, and how these functions intersected ...


Unconfessing Transgender: Dysphoric Youths And The Medicalization Of Madness In John Gower’S “Tale Of Iphis And Ianthe”, M W. Bychowski Jun 2016

Unconfessing Transgender: Dysphoric Youths And The Medicalization Of Madness In John Gower’S “Tale Of Iphis And Ianthe”, M W. Bychowski

Accessus

On the brink of the twenty-first century, Judith Butler argues in “Undiagnosing Gender” that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) defines the psychiatric condition of “Gender Identity Disorder” (or “Gender Dysphoria”) in ways that control biological diversity and construct “transgender” as a marginalized identity. By turning the study of gender away from vulnerable individuals and towards the broader systems of power, Butler works to liberate bodies from the medical mechanisms managing difference and precluding potentially disruptive innovations in forms of life and embodiment by creating categories of gender and disability.

Turning to the brink of the 15 ...


Back Matterr, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.51, No.1, 2015 Oct 2015

Back Matterr, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.51, No.1, 2015

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.51, No.1, 2015 Oct 2015

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.51, No.1, 2015

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The War Of The Two Jeannes And The Role Of The Duchess In Lordship In The Fourteenth Century, Katrin E. Sjursen Oct 2015

The War Of The Two Jeannes And The Role Of The Duchess In Lordship In The Fourteenth Century, Katrin E. Sjursen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

In the mid-fourteenth century, two women headed opposing parties in a civil war for control of the duchy of Brittany in France. Conventional scholarship explains their involvement in politics and warfare as exceptions possible only during emergencies. Contemporary chronicles and the letters of the two women themselves, however, tell another story, one in which these two women participated in politics and warfare even before their husbands entered captivity. Their participation makes sense if we recognize that medieval society understood lordship as a form of shared governance performed by a noble couple. While separate roles did exist for the husband and ...


Reginal Intercession And The Case Of Cristina, Convicted Murderer, Katherine Allocco Oct 2015

Reginal Intercession And The Case Of Cristina, Convicted Murderer, Katherine Allocco

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

In the winter of 1328-1329, Cristina, widow of Thomas Scot, potter of London, was convicted, imprisoned in Newgate and sentenced to hang for the crime of murdering her husband. Her execution was delayed due to her pregnancy. In January or February 1329, Cristina sent a letter to Isabella of France, queen mother, requesting a King’s pardon. On March 2, Edward III pardoned Cristina, at his mother’s request, through letters patent. It appears that Isabella, who had an established reputation as an intercessor for both personal petitions and general political appeals, had successfully interceded on Cristina’s behalf. Although ...


Kingship And Masculinity In Late Medieval England, Jennifer Thibodeaux Oct 2015

Kingship And Masculinity In Late Medieval England, Jennifer Thibodeaux

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Unrivalled Influence: Women And Empire In Byzantium, Hailey Lavoy Oct 2015

Unrivalled Influence: Women And Empire In Byzantium, Hailey Lavoy

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen Jul 2015

“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This project strives to decouple the 12th century writer Heloise d’Argenteuil from her husband, the notorious Peter Abelard, establishing her as a significant thinker and writer, particularly in the tradition of women’s literature. Heloise, in fact, anticipated the querelle des femme of a later medieval scholar, Christine de Pizan, as she sought to combat stereotypical thinking about women within the circumscribed role of a devoted lover and wife to Abelard. Drawing on the work of Sally Livingston and others, I will examine various medieval discourses.

In her letters, Heloise is revealed as a figure aspiring to be ...


Virgin'a End: The Suppression Of The York Marian Pageants, Andrea R. Harbin Jun 2015

Virgin'a End: The Suppression Of The York Marian Pageants, Andrea R. Harbin

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

With the rise of the Reformation in England, we see the abolishment of much of the religious drama of the late Middle Ages. The first pageants in York to fall victim to this were the pageants about Mary, which were produced by the weavers', drapers', and hostellers' guilds. While the content of the Marian pageants themselves made them a target of Reformational ire, public sentiment was still on the side of the Corpus Christi Play as a whole. Yet the guilds that produced the Marian plays were not as powerful as they had once been. All three of these trades ...


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.2, 2015 Jun 2015

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.2, 2015

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Fabric Of Marian Devotion In Isabel De Villena's Vita Christi, Laura Michele Diener Jun 2015

The Fabric Of Marian Devotion In Isabel De Villena's Vita Christi, Laura Michele Diener

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Elizabeth De Burgh, Lady Of Clare (1295-1360): Household And Other Records, Linda E. Mitchell Jun 2015

Elizabeth De Burgh, Lady Of Clare (1295-1360): Household And Other Records, Linda E. Mitchell

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Questions Of Gender In Byzantine Society, Kriszta Kotsis Jun 2015

Questions Of Gender In Byzantine Society, Kriszta Kotsis

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


A Poisoned Past: The Life And Times Of Margarida De Portu, A Fourteenth-Century Accused Poisoner, Candace Robb Jun 2015

A Poisoned Past: The Life And Times Of Margarida De Portu, A Fourteenth-Century Accused Poisoner, Candace Robb

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Heroines Of The French Epic: A Second Selection Of Chansons De Geste, Kathy M. Krause Jun 2015

Heroines Of The French Epic: A Second Selection Of Chansons De Geste, Kathy M. Krause

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Three Spanish Querelle Texts: A Bilingual Edition And Study, Elena Woodacre Jun 2015

Three Spanish Querelle Texts: A Bilingual Edition And Study, Elena Woodacre

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Women And Economic Activities In Late Medieval Ghent, Kate Staples Jun 2015

Women And Economic Activities In Late Medieval Ghent, Kate Staples

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Conflicting Femininities In Medieval German Literature, Olga V. Trokhimenko Jun 2015

Conflicting Femininities In Medieval German Literature, Olga V. Trokhimenko

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.2, 2015 Jun 2015

Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.2, 2015

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Chaucer's Feminine Subjects: Figures Of Desire In The Canterbury Tales, Christopher Flavin Jan 2015

Chaucer's Feminine Subjects: Figures Of Desire In The Canterbury Tales, Christopher Flavin

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.1, 2014 Jan 2015

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.50, No.1, 2014

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Medieval Hortus Conclusus: Revisiting The Pleasure Garden, Liz Herbert Mcavoy Jan 2015

The Medieval Hortus Conclusus: Revisiting The Pleasure Garden, Liz Herbert Mcavoy

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


"Flourish Like A Garden": Pain, Purgatory And Salvation In The Writing Of Medieval Religious Women, Liz Herbert Mcavoy Jan 2015

"Flourish Like A Garden": Pain, Purgatory And Salvation In The Writing Of Medieval Religious Women, Liz Herbert Mcavoy

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Time Of The Tree: Returning To Eden After The Fall In The Cornish Creation Of The World, Daisy Black Jan 2015

The Time Of The Tree: Returning To Eden After The Fall In The Cornish Creation Of The World, Daisy Black

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Policing The Queer: Narratives Of Dissent And Containment In Chaucer's The Knight's Tale, Roberta Magnani Jan 2015

Policing The Queer: Narratives Of Dissent And Containment In Chaucer's The Knight's Tale, Roberta Magnani

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Beguine, The Angel, And The Inquisitor: The Trials Of Marguerite Porete And Guiard Of Cressonessart, Tanya Stabler Miller Jan 2015

The Beguine, The Angel, And The Inquisitor: The Trials Of Marguerite Porete And Guiard Of Cressonessart, Tanya Stabler Miller

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Virgin In The Hortus Conclusus: Healing The Body And Healing The Soul, Naoe Kukita Yoshikawa Jan 2015

The Virgin In The Hortus Conclusus: Healing The Body And Healing The Soul, Naoe Kukita Yoshikawa

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Life And Miracles Of Saint Margaret Of Cortona (1247-1297), Pablo Garcia Acosta Jan 2015

The Life And Miracles Of Saint Margaret Of Cortona (1247-1297), Pablo Garcia Acosta

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.