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


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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.