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Gender, Writing, and Performance : Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France (1440-1538).

Author: Helen J Swift
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2008.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen J Swift
ISBN: 9780191552519 0191552518 1281770035 9781281770035
OCLC Number: 437093585
Description: 1 online resource (302 pages).
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.
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.

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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.

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