Feminist Approaches to the Body in Medieval Literature

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Linda Lomperis, Sarah Stanbury
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 255 pages
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Feminist Approaches to the Body in Medieval Literature forges a new link between contemporary feminist and cultural theory and medieval history and literature. The essays establish crucial historical connections between feminist theorizing about the body and specific accounts of gendered bodies in medieval texts.

  

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Contents

Chaucers Physicians
21
The Body Politic and the Queens Adulterous Body in
38
The Paradox of Marys Body and the
65
The Gaze on the Body of
96
Originary Fantasies and Chaucers Book of the Duchess
116
Medieval Medical Views of Women and Female Spirituality in
142
The Book of Margery Kempe
168
How Women Talk Back in Old
188
Le Roman de la
213
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About the author (1993)

Sarah Stanbury is Associate Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross. Her previous books include "Seeing the Gawain-Poet: Description and the Act of Perception and Writing on the Body: Female embodiment and Feminist Theory (coedited with Katie Conboy and Nadia Medina).

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