Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxi
Selected Women Authors, 8th-15th Centuriesxiii
Introduction, by Jane Chance1
PART I. M/F: Authority, Domination, Misogyny23
1. Catherine Brown, Muliebriter: Doing Gender in the Letters of Heloise25
2. Saskia M. Murk-Jansen, The Use of Gender and Gender-Related Imagery in Hadewijch52
3. Claire L. Sahlin, Gender and Prophetic Authority in Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations69
4. Earl Jeffrey Richards, Rejecting Essentialism and Gendered Writing: The Case of Christine de Pizan96
PART II. Autohagiography and Self-Mimesis: The Construction of Female Subjectivity133
5. Rupert T. Pickens, Marie de France and the Body Poetic135
6. Kevin Brownlee, Rewriting Romance: Courtly Discourse and Auto-Citation in Christine de Pizan172
7. Sarah Beckwith, A Very Material Mysticism: The Medieval Mysticism of Margery Kempe195
8. Kate Greenspan, Autohagiography and Medieval Women's Spiritual Autobiography216
PART III. Speaking the Body: Transhumanization and Subversion237
9. Cristina Mazzoni, On the (Un)Representability of Woman's Pleasure: Angela of Foligno and Jacques Lacan239

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