Woman as hero in Old English literature

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Syracuse University Press, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 156 pages
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Chance (English, Rice University) sees women in Anglo-Saxon literature as heroic rather than peripheral. Good women are modeled on the Virgin Mary, bad ones on Eve. Less obvious is woman's role as ... Read full review

Contents

The Virgin Mary of Christ I as Secular and Ecclesiastical Feminine
13
Allegorical Figures of the Soul
31
Wise Holy
53
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About the author (1986)

Jane Chance is Professor of English at Rice University. Alfred K. Siewers is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Bucknell University.