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Gender, writing, and performance [electronic resource] : men defending women in late medieval France, 1440-1538 / Helen J. Swift.

Author/Creator:
Swift, Helen J., 1979-
Publication:
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.
Series:
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (302 p.)
Subjects:
French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
French literature -- 16th century -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
French literature -- Male authors -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Helen Swift examines late-medieval and early-modern French imaginative literature written by men in defence of women of great popularity in its own time - including catalogues of virtuous women, allegorical narratives, and debate poems. - ;This book explores the poetics of literary defences of women written by men in late-medieval and early-modern France. It fills an important lacuna in studies of this polemic in imaginative literature by bridging the gap between Christine de Pizan and a later generation of women writers and male, Neo-Platonist writers who have recently all received due critic
Contents:
Contents; List of Plates; Conventions of Transcription; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Haunting Text and Paratext: Performing Intertextuality in Querelle Debates; 2. Performing Conflict: The Drama of Debate; 3. Representing Women in the Querelle des femmes; Conclusion: A New Shelf-Life?; Appendix 1. Chronologies of Querelle des femmes Texts; Appendix 2. Lists of Manuscripts, Incunables, and Early Printed Editions; References; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-275) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-77003-5
9786611770037
0-19-155251-8
OCLC:
437093585
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