Women Medievalists and the Academy

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 1073 pages
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    Long overlooked in standard reference works, pioneering women medievalists finally receive their due in Women Medievalists and the Academy. This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines—including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology (or religious studies), and philosophy—each essay delves into one woman’s life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these extraordinary personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women’s roles in the development of scholarship and the academy.
    The collection begins in the seventeenth century with Elizabeth Elstob and continues through the twentieth century, and includes—among more than seventy profiles—such important figures as Anna Jameson, Lina Eckenstein, Georgiana Goddard King, Eileen [Edna Le Poer] Power, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Whitelock, Susan Mosher Stuard, Marcia Colish, and Caroline Walker Bynum, among others.
  

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Contents

Elizabeth Elstob 16831756 and the Limits of Womens Agency
3
Primitive Art and Iconography
25
The Quest for Jessie L Weston
37
Seeking Scope for Women
55
Scholar and Suffragist
67
Pioneer Scholar
91
First Woman Professor
99
Heres to Georgiana Goddard King
111
Manuscript Hunter and Historian
541
Dorothy Whitelock
553
Dean of AngloNorman Studies
565
James Bruce Ross 19021995 and the Sources for Medieval
575
The History of Ideas in
585
Christine A E M Mohrmann 19031988 and the Study
599
AngloNorman Scholar
613
Anneliese Maier 19051971 and
625

Miss Rickert of Vassar and Edith Rickert at the University of Chicago
127
AngloNorman Scholar
147
Bertha Haven Putnam 18721960
157
A Historian of Wit Whimsy
167
The Practical Mystic
183
Kindred College and Scholarship in the Lifework
201
Historian of the Latin
213
An Independent Scholar
227
Mrs Arthur
239
Charting the Evolution of Medieval
255
Grace Frank 18861978 and Medieval French Drama
273
Art Historian
285
An Instinct to Explore
295
Eileen Edna Le Poer Power 18891940
311
Yvonne Rihouet Rokseth 18901948
339
Nora Kershaw
367
Maude Violet Clarke
381
Art Historian and Antiquary
399
Medieval Mystery Maker
423
The Legal Records and the Historian
441
Champion of Medieval Irish Art
459
Pioneer of Armenian Art History
483
Professor Prefers Iron Curtain Land
523
A Woman Historian in Oxford 19052003
647
The Medieval Bible in the Modern Academy
657
Magistra Egregii
671
The Unearthing of the Life Story
683
Margaret Ogden 19091988
697
Maria Rosa Lida de Malkiel 19101962 and Medieval Spanish
723
Helena Mennie Shire
733
Memoir 1914
747
Rachel Bromwich 1915
769
Getting It All Together 1923
789
A Serious Scholar
825
Historian of Art 1928
839
Overcoming Obstacles
857
My Way with Misericords 1929
873
The Networked Life 1931 Jo Ann McNamara
901
Another Perspective on Alterity and the Grotesque 1932
915
Ars Longa Vita Brevis 1932
933
Latent Feminist Loosed on Medieval History 1935
955
Going the Distance in Life and Literature
969
My Life and Works 1941 Caroline Walker Bynum
995
Photograph and Citation Credits
1019
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\Jane Chance is professor of English at Rice University and author or editor of nineteen other books, including Woman as Hero in Old English Literature (1986), Medieval Mythography, volumes 1 and 2 (1994, 2000), and Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages (1996). She edits three series, the Boydell and Brewer Library of Medieval Women, the Greenwood Guides to Historic Events in the Medieval World, and the new Praeger Series on the Middle Ages.

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