Medieval Feminist Forum Bibliography

Fall 2003




Almond, Richard. “Medieval Dianas,” chap. 6 in Medieval hunting. Sutton, 2003.


Ava. The poems of Ava. Translation, introduction and notes by Andrew L. Thornton.

            Liturgical Press, 2003.


Beer, Jeanette. Beasts of love: Richard de Fournival’s Bestiare d’amour and a woman’s

            response. University of Toronto Press, 2003.


Bloch, R. Howard. The anonymous Marie de France. University of Chicago Press, 2003.


Cohen, Jeffrey J. “The becoming-liquid of Margery Kempe,” [Ch. 5] Medieval identity machines,

            Medieval cultures; v. 35. University of Minnesota Press, 2003, 154-187; notes, 261-268.


Bankert, Dabney Anderson. “Reconciling family and faith: Ælfric’s Lives of saints and domestic

dramas of conversion,” in Via crucis: essays on early medieval sources and ideas in memory of J. E. Cross, edited by Thomas N. Hall, 138-157. Medieval European Studies I. West Virginia University Press, 2002.


Brasher, Sally Mayall. Women of the Humiliati: a lay religious order in medieval civic life. Medieval

            history and culture; v. 19. Routledge, 2003.


Cestaro, Gary P. Dante and the grammar of the nursing body. The William and Katherine Devers

            series in Dante studies. University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.


Desmond, Marilyn and Sheingorn, Pamela. Myth, montage, & visuality in late medieval

            manuscript culture: Christine de Pizan’s Epistre Othea. University of Michigan Press,



Ebrey, Patricia Buckley. Women and the family in Chinese history [focus on Song period, 960-

1276]. Critical Asian scholarship series. Routledge, 2002


Hall, Thomas N. “The earliest Anglo-Latin text of the Trinubium Annae (BHL 505zl),” in Via crucis,



Hergemöller, Bernd-Ulrich. “Prolegomena einer mediävistischen Geschlectergeschichte,” in

            Lebendige Sozialgeschichte: Gedankschrift für Peter Borowsky, hrsg. Rainer Hering und

            Rainer Nicolaysen, 147-167. Westdeutscher Verlag, 2003.


Hill, Thomas D. “The Old English dough riddle and the power of women’s magic: the traditional

            context of Exeter Book Riddle 45,” in Via crucis , 50-60.


Huneycutt, Lois L. Matilda of Scotland: a study in medieval queenship. Boydell Press, 2003.


The invention of saintliness, edited by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker. Routledge studies in medieval

            religion and culture. Routledge and New York, 2003.


Only Werner Williams-Krapp’s essay, “Literary genre and degrees of saintliness: the

            perception of holiness in writings by and about female mystics,” 206-218 and Renée Nip’s

“Life and afterlife: Arnuld of Oudenburg, bishop of Soissons and Godelieve of Gistel.

Their function as intercessors in medieval Flanders,” 58-76 mention

            women explicitly in the titles, but, as Mulder-Bakker notes in her introduction and he

            essay “Saints without a past: sacred places and intercessory power in saints’ Lives from

the Low Countries,” 38-57, gender and saintliness are inseperable concepts.


Isabel la Católica, Queen of Castile: critical essays, edited by David A. Boruchoff. The new Middle

            Ages series. Palgrave, 2003.


            David A. Boruchoff, “Introduction: instructions for sainthood and other feminine wiles

            in the historiography of Isabel I,” 1-23; Alison Caplan, “The world of Isabel la Católica,”

            25-40; María Isabel del Val Valdivieso, “Isabel, Infanta and Princess of Castile,” 41-55;

            Peggy K. Liss, “Isabel, myth and history,” 57-78; José Luis Abellán, “Isabel and the

            idea of America,” 79-89; Elizabeth Teresa Howe, “Zenobia or Penelope? Isabel la

            Católica as literary archetype,”  91-102; Chiyo Ishikawa, “La llave de palo: Isabel la

            Católica as patron of religious literature and painting,” 103-119; Marcelino V. Amasuno

            Sárraga, “The royal physicians as alcades and examinadores mayores: royal interference

            in medicine and law in Castile under Isabel and Ferdinand,” 121-153; Joseph Pérez,

            “Isabel la Católica and the Jews,” 155-169; Miguel Angel Ladero Quesada, “Isabel and

            the Moors,” 171-193; Jesús Pérez-Magallón, “The poetic and dramatic construction of

            Isabel la Católica in the theater of Lope de Vega,” 195-223; David A. Boruchoff,

            “Historiography with license: Isabel, the Catholic monarch and the kingdom of God,”



Johns, Susan M. Noblewomen, aristocracy and power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm.

 Gender & history series. fcManchester University Press, 2003.


Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn. “The women readers in Langland’s earliest audience: some codicological

            evidence,” in Learning and literacy in medieval England and abroad, edited by Sarah

            Rees Jones. Utrecht studies in medieval literacy 3. Brepols, 2003, 121-134.


MacLean, Simon. “Queenship, nunneries and royal widowhood in Carolingian Europe,” Past &

            Present no. 178 (February 2003), 3-38.


Marshall, Rosalind K. Scottish queens, 1034-1714. Tuckwell Press, 2003.


McCracken, Peggy. The curse of Eve, the wound of the hero: blood, gender, and medieval

            literature. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.


McInerney, Maud Burnett. Eloquent Virgins from Thecla to Joan of Arc. The New Middle Ages.

            Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.


Medieval Virginities, edited by Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, and Sarah Salih. Religion & Culture in

            the Middle Ages. University of Wales Press, 2003.


            Sarah Salih, Anke Bernau, Ruth Evans, “Introduction: Virginities and Virginity Studies,”

            1-13; Sarah Salih, “When is a Bosom Not a Bosom? Problems with ‘Erotic Mysticism,’

            14-32; Juliette Dor, “The Sheela-na-Gig: An Incongruous Sign of Sexual Purity?,”

            33-55; Jane Cartwright, “Virginity and Chastity Tests in Medieval Welsh Prose,”

            56-79; Kim M. Phillips, “Four Virgins’ Tales: Sex and Power in Medieval Law,” 80-101;

            John H. Arnold, “The Labour of Continence: Masculinity and Clerical Virginity,” 102-118;

            Joanna Huntington, “Edward the Celibate, Edward the Saint: Virginity in the Construction

            of Edward the Confessor,” 119-139; Jonathan Hughes, “Alchemy and the Exploration of

            Late Medieval Sexuality,” 140-166; Ruth Evans, “The Jew, the Host and the Virgin

            Martyr: Fantasies of the Sentient Body,” 167-186; Robert Mills, “Can the Virgin Martyr

            Speak?,” 187-213; Anke Bernau, “’Saint, Witch, Man, Maid or Whore?’: Joan of Arc and

            Writing History,” 214-233; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, “Virginity Now and Then: A Response

            to Medieval Virginities,” 234-253.


Mitchell, Linda E. Portraits of Medieval Women: Family, Marriage, and Politics in England, 1225-

            1350. The New Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003/


Olson, Linda. “Did medieval English women read Augustine’s Confessiones? Constructing

            feminine interiority and literacy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries,” in Learning

            and literacy in medieval England and abroad, 69-96.


Perfetti, Lisa. Women & laughter in medieval comic literature. University of Michigan Press,



Pierce, Hazel. Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, 1473-1541: loyalty, lineage and

            leadership. University of Wales Press, 2003.


Price, Merrall Llewelyn. Consuming passions: the uses of cannibalism in late medieval and early

            modern Europe. Studies in medieval history and culture; v. 20. Routledge, 2003.


Reed, Teresa P. Shadows of Mary: reading the virgin Mary in medieval texts. Religion & culture in

            the Middle Ages series. University of Wales Press, 2003.


Ruppenthal, Eckhard. “Beobachtungen zur Rolle von Herrscherinnen in den Briefen Papst Gregors

            des Grossen,” in Regionen Europas—Europa der Regionen: Festschrift für Kurt-Ulrich

Jaschke zum 65. Geburtstag, hrs. Peter Thorau, Sabine Penth und Rüdiger Fuchs.

Böhlau Verlag, 2003.


Sarnowsky, Jürgen. “Gender-Aspekte in der geistlichen Ritterorden,” in Lebendige

Sozialgeschichte,” 168-188.


Shahar, Shulamith. The Fourth Estate: a History of Women in the Middle Ages, rev. ed.

            Routledge, 2003.


Speaking in the Medieval World, edited by Jean E. Godsall-Myers. Cultures, Beliefs &Traditions;       

            v. 16. Brill, 2003.


            Jean E. Godsall-Myers, “Introduction,” 1-19; Bettina Lindorfer, “Peccatum linguae and the

            Punishment of Speech Violations in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times,” 23-42;

            Laurel Broughton, “He Conquered al the Regne of Femenye: What Chaucer’s Knight

            doesn’t tell about Theseus,” 43-63; Albrecht Classen, “Gender Conflicts, Miscommunica-

            tion, and Communicative Communities in the Late Middle Ages: The Evidence of

            Fifteenth-Century German Verse Narratives,” 65-92; Jean E. Godsall-Myers, “With a

            Silver Spoon in His Mouth? Wolfram’s Courtly Contestants,” 93-102; Andrea Schutz,

            “Negotiating the Present: Language and Trouthe in the Franklin’s Tale,” 105-124; Tom

            Shippey, “Bilingualism and Betrayal in Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale,” 125-144; Carol

            Harvey, “The Discourse of Characterization in Jehan et Blonde,” 145-166; Lourdes

            Albuixech, “Ways of Using Abusive Language in La Celestina,” 167-186.


Studies on medieval and early modern women: pawns or players?, edited by Christine Meek and

Catherine Lawless. Four Courts Press, 2003.


John Flood, “A source for the depiction of Eve in the early-modern period: biblical Latin

epic of the fifth and sixth centuries,” 18-35; Claire de Trafford, “Share and share alike?

The marriage portion, inheritance and family politics,” 36-48; Brendan Smith,“’I have

nothing but through her’: women and the conquest of Ireland, 1170-1240,” 49-58;

Gillian Kenny, “The power of dower: the importance of dower in the lives of medieval

women in Ireland,” 59-74; Diana Webb, “Freedom of movement? Women travellers in

the Middle Ages,” 75-89; Kimberly LoPrete, “The gender of lordly women: the case of

Adela of Blois,” 90-110; Catherine Lawless, “Women on the margins: the ‘beloved’ and

the ‘mistress’ in Renaissance Florence,” 111-130; Dianne Hall, “Women and violence in

late medieval Ireland,” 131-140; Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, “Theory in the absence of fact:

Irish women and the Catholic Reformation, 141-154; Carol Baxter, “’What will my sister

think of me now’: the role of sisterhood in sustaining resistance by the Port-Royal

community,” 155-176; Samantha J.E. Riches, “’Hyr wombe insaciate’: the iconography

of the feminised monster,” 177-196.


Woll, Carsten. “Regina amatrix ecclesiarum et mater monachorum: zu kirchenpolitischen Engage

            ment von Königinnen im Reich der späten westfränkischen Karolinger und früheren

            Kapetinger,” in Regionen Europas—Europa der Regionen, 45-64.


Women and religion in medieval England, edited by Diana Wood. Oxbow Books, 2003.


            Sally Crawford, “Anglo-Saxon women, furnished burial and the church,” 1-12;

            Sarah Foot, “Unveiling Anglo-Saxon nuns,” 13-31; Henrietta Leyser, “Women and

            the word of God,” 32-45; James Bond, “English medieval nunneries: buildings,

            precincts, and estates,” 46-90; Carole Rawcliffe, “Women, childbirth, and

            reliigon in later medieval England,” 91-117; Rowena E. Archer, “Piety in

            question: noblewomen and religion in the later Middle Ages,” 118-140; R. N.

            Swanson, “Will the real Margery Kempe please stand up!,” 141-165; Margaret

            Aston, “Lollard women,” 166-185.


Zieman, Katherine. “Reading, singing and understanding: constructions of the literacy of

            women religious in late medieval England,” in Learning and literacy in medieval

            England and abroad, 97-120j.


Also seen:


Brock, Ann Graham. Mary Magdalene, the first apostle: the struggle for authority. Harvard

            Theological Studies; 51. Harvard University Press, 2003.


Brule, Pierre. Women of ancient Greece, translated by Antonia Nevill. Edinburgh University

            Press, 2003.


Ringrose, Kathryn M. The perfect servant: eunuchs and the social construction of gender in

            Byzantium. University of Chicago Press, 2003.


Sex and difference in ancient Greece and Rome, edtied by Mark Golden and Peter Toohey.

            Edinburgh readings on the ancient world. Edinburgh University Press, 2003.