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Women and Disability in Medieval Literature.

Author: Tory Vandeventer Pearman
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book serves as the first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, the study proposes a "gendered model" for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pearman, Tory Vandeventer.
Women and Disability in Medieval Literature.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tory Vandeventer Pearman
ISBN: 9780230117563 0230117562 128306698X 9781283066983
OCLC Number: 712015811
Notes: NotesBibliography; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Coverpage; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Medieval Authoritative Discourse and the Disabled Female Body; 1 (Dis)pleasure and (Dis)ability: The Topos of Reproduction in Dame Sirith and the "Merchant's Tale"; 2 Physical Education: Excessive Wives and Bodily Punishment in the Book of the Knight and the "Wife of Bath's Prologue"; 3 Refiguring Disability: Deviance, Punishment, and the Supernatural in Bisclavret, Sir Launfal, and the Testament of Cresseid; 4 Embodied Transcendence: Disability and the Procreative Body in the Book of Margery Kempe; Conclusion.

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This book serves as the first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, the study proposes a "gendered model" for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.

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