Medieval Feminist Forum Bibliography

Fall 1999



Altmann, Barbara K., "'Trop peu en scay': the reluctant narrator in Christine de Pizan's works on love," in Chaucer's French contemporaries: the poetry/poetics of self and tradition, edited by R. Barton Palmer, Georgia State literary studies; 10 (AMS Press, 1999), 217-249.

Armstrong, Dorsey, "Holy queens as agents of Christianization in Bede's Ecclesiastical History: a reconsideration," Medieval Encounters 4:3 (November 1998), 228-241.

Baskins, Cristelle L., "Il trionfo della pudicizia: menacing virgins in Italian Renaissance domestic painting," in Menacing virgins, 117-131; notes, 221-223. 

Bauerschmidt, Frederick Christian, Julian of Norwich and the mystical body politic of Christ, Studies in spirituality and theology; 5 (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.

Bell, Rudolph M., How to do it: guides to good living for Renaissance Italians (University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Burns, E. Jane, "Speculum of the courtly lady: women, love, and clothes," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:2 (Spring 1999), 253-292.

Casas Nadal, Montserrat, "Consideraciones sobra las cartas de Santa Catalina de Siena a las mujeres de su tiempo y su recepción en España," Anuario de estudios medievales 28 (1998), 889-907.

Caviness, Madeline, "Artist: 'To see, hear, and know all at once'," in Voice of the living light, 110-124. 

Cannon, Christopher, "The rights of medieval English women: crime and the issue of representation, " in Medieval crime and social control, 156-185.

Classen, Albrecht, "Ottilia Fenchlerin's songbook: a contribution to the history of sixteenth-century German women's literature," Women in German yearbook 14 (University of Nebraska Press, 1999), 19-40. 

Coates, Simon, "Regendering Radegund? Fortunatus, Baudonivia and the problem of female sanctity in Merovingian Gaul," in Gender and Christian religion, 37-50.

Coletti, Theresa, "Genealogy, sexuality, and sacred power: the Saint Anne dedication of the Digby Candlemas Day and the killing the children of Israel," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:1 (1999), 25-59.

Deutsche Frauenlieder des fünfzehnten und sechzehnten Jahrhunderts: authentische Stimmen in der deutschen Frauenliteratur der Frühneuzeit oder Vertreter einer poetischen Gattung, edited by Albrecht Classen, Amsterdamer Publikationen zur Sprache und Literatur (Rodopi, 1998).

Fassler, Margot, "Composer and dramatist: 'Melodious singing and the freshness of remorse'," in Voice of the living light, 149-175.

Ferrante, Joan, "Correspondent: 'Blessed is the speech of your mouth'," in Voice of the living light, 91-109. 

Filios, Denise, "Jokes on soldadeiras in the Cantigas de escarmio e de mal diser," La coronica 26:2 (1998), 29-39.

Finke, Laurie A., Women's writing in English: medieval England (Longman, 1999). 

Fournier, Priscille, "Un couvent meconnu: les Dames chanoinesses de Saint-Sermin de Toulouse," Annales du Midi 111: no. 226 (Avril-Juin 1999), 199-216.

Garcia Fernandez, "La infante Doña María, monja de Sijena, y su política castellana durante la minoría de Alfonso XI (1321-1325)," Anuario de estudios medievales 28 (1998), 157-174.

Gender and Christian religion: papers read at the 1996 Summer Meeting and the 1997 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society, edited by R.N. Swanson, Studies in Church history; 34 (Boydell Press, 1998).

Papers range in chronological coverage from early Christianity to the 20th century. Those falling in the medieval period appear under the author's name in this bibliography.

Gertrud the Great, The herald of God's loving-kindness: Book III, translated with introduction and notes by Alexandra Barratt, Cistercian fathers series: no. 63 (Cistercian Publications, 1999.

Gibson, Gail McMurray, "Scene and obscene: seeing and performing late medieval childbirth," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:1 (1999), 7-24.

Glaze, Florence Eliza, "Medical writer: 'Behold the human creature'," in Voice of the living light, 125-148.

Hadewijch, Poetry of Hadewijch, with introductory essay, translation, and notes by Marieke J.E.H.T. van Baest and forward by Edward Schillebeeckx, Studies in spirituality supplement 3 (Peeters, 1998). 

Hanawalt, Barbara A., "The host, the law, and the ambiguous space of medieval London taverns," in Medieval crime and social control, 204-223.

Hamessley, Lydia, "Lost honor and torn veils: a virgin's rape in music," in Menacing virgins, 165-178; notes, 232-234.

Harty, Kevin J., The reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian films about medieval Europe (McFarland, 1999).

Idema, Wilt L., "Male fantasies and female realities: Chu Shu-chen and Chang Yu-niang and their biographers," in Chinese women of the imperial past: new perspectives, edited by Harriet T. Zurndorfer, 19-52, Sinica Leidensia; v. 44 (Brill, 1999).

Jeep, John M., "Among friends?: early German evidence of friendship among women," Women in Germany yearbook 14 (University of Nebraska Press, 1999), 1-18.

Karras, Ruth Mazo, "Prostitution and the question of sexual identity in medieval Europe," Theoretical Issues, Journal of Women's History 11:2 (Summer 1999), 159-177.

  • Comments by Theo van der Meer, "Medieval prostitution and the case of a (mistaken?) sexual identity," 178-185, and Carla Freccero, "Acts identities, and sexuality's (pre)modern regimes," 186-192; response by Karras, "Identity, sexuality, and history, " 193-198.
  • Kelly, Kathleen Coyne, "Menaced masculinity and imperiled virginity in Malory's Morte Darthur," in Menacing virgins 97-114; notes, 216-221. 

    Kelly, Kathleen Coyne and Marina Leslie, "The epistemology of virginity," in Menacing virgins, 15-25; notes, 199-201.

    Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn, "Prophet and reformer: 'Smoke in the vineyard'," in Voice of the living light, 70-90.

    Ki Che Leung, Angela, "Women practicing medicine in premodern China," in Chinese women in the imperial past: new perspectives, edited by Harriet Zurndorfer, 101-134, Sinica Leidensia; v. 44 (Brill, 1999).

    Kittell, Ellen E., "The construction of women's social identity in medieval Douai: evidence from identifying epithets," Journal of Medieval History 25:3 (1999), 215-227.

    Klassen, John M., Warring maidens, captive wives and Hussite queens: woman and men at war and at peace in fifteenth-century Bohemia, East European monographs DXXVII (East European mongraphs; dist. by Columbia University Press, 1999).

    Kosta-Théfaine, Jean-françois, "La ballade XI de Christine de Pizan et la ballade 59 des Poésies Anglaises de Charles d'Orléans: adaptation, traduction our simple coïncidence?," Disputatio, vol. 3: Translation, transformation, and transubstantiation in the late Middle Ages (Northwestern University Press, 1998), 51-63. 

    Labalme, Patricia H. and White, Laura Sanguineti, "How to (and how not to) get married in sixteenth-century Venice (Selections from the diaries of Marin Sanudo)," Renaissance Quarterly 52 (Spring 1999), 43-72.

    Lewis, Katherine J., "The life of St Margaret of Antioch in late medieval England: a gendered reading," in Gender and Christian religion, 129-142.

    Leyser, Conrad, "Custom, truth, and gender in eleventh-century reform," in Gender and Christian religion, 75-91.

    Luttrell, Anthony, "Margarida d'Erill, Hospitaller of Alguaire: 1415-1456," Anuario de estudios medievales 28 (1998), 219-249.

    Lynch, Kathryn L., "Diana's 'Bowe Ybroke': impotence, desire, and virginity in Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls, in Menacing virgins, 83-96; notes, 212-216.

    McInerney, Maud Burnett, "Rhetoric, power, and integrity in the passion of the virgin martyr," in Menacing virgins, 50-70; notes, 206-212.

    Medieval crime and social control, edited by Barbara A. Hanawalt and David Wallace, Medieval cultures; v. 16 (University of Minnesota Press, 1999).

    Menacing virgins: representing virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Marina Leslie; foreward by Margaret W. Ferguson, 7-14; notes, 198-199 (University of Delaware Press/Associated University Presses, 1999).

    Metzger, David, "St. Catherine, Lacan, and the problem of psycho-history," Disputatio, vol. 3: Translation, transformation, and transubstantiation in the late Middle Ages (Northwestern University Press, 1998), 91-103. 

    Mews, Constant, "Religious thinker: 'A frail human being' on fiery life," in Voice of the living light, 52-69.

    Miller, Nancy Weitz, "Metaphor and the mystification of chastity in Vives's Instruction of a Christen Woman," in Menacing virgins, 132-145; notes, 223-227.

    Mirabella, M. Bella, "Feminist self-fashioning: Christine de Pizan and The treasure of the city of ladies," European journal of women's studies 6 (February 1999), 9-20.

    Mirrer, Louise, "The 'unfaithful wife' in medieval Spanish literature and law," in Medieval crime and social control, 143-155.

    Newman, Barbara, "Poet:'Where the living majesty utters mysteries'," in Voice of the living light, 176-92.

    _____. "'Sibyl of the Rhine': Hildegard's life and times," in Voice of the living light, 1-29.

    Overing, Gillian R., "A body in question: aging, community, and gender in medieval Iceland," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:2 (Spring 1999), 211-225.

    Pee, Christian de, "The ritual and sexual bodies of the groom and the bride in ritual manuals of the Sung dynasty (eleventh through thirteenth centuries)," in Chinese women in the imperial past: new perspectives, edited by Harriet Zurndorfer, 53-100, Sinica Leidensia; v. 44 (Brill, 1999).

    Peek, Wendy Chapman, "King by day, queen by night: the virgin Camille in the Roman d'Eneas," in Menacing virgins, 71-82; 209-212. 

    Peters, Christine, "Access to the divine: gender and votive images in Moldavia and Wallachia" [16th century], in Gender and Christian religion, 143-161.

    Perry, Nanda, "Elizabeth I as Holy Church in Spenser's Faerie Queen," Renaissance papers (Southeastern Renaissance Conference/Camden House), 33-48.

    Prevenier, Walter, "Violence against women in fifteenth-century France and the Burgundian state," in Medieval crime and social control, 186-203.

    Price, Richard M., "'God is more weary of woman than of man': reflections on a text in the Golden Legend," in Gender and Christian religion, 119-127.

    Reader, Rebecca, "Matthew Paris and women," in Thirteenth century England VII, edited by Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, and Robin Frame (Boydell Press, 1999), 153-159.

    Rivera Garretas, María-Milagros, "La libertad femenina en las instituciones religiosas medievales," Anuario de estudios medievales 28 (1998), 553-565. 

    Rousseau, Constance M., "Gender difference and indifference in the writings of Pope Innocent III," in Gender and Christian religion, 105-117.

    Rubin, Miri, "A decade of studying medieval women," History Workshop Journal 46 (Autumn 1998), 213-239

    Sankovitch, Tilde, "The trobairitz," in The troubadours: an introduction, edited by Simon Gaunt and Sarah Kay, 113-126 (Cambridge University Press, 1999.

    Sayers, William, "'Blæju böll--Young Fir of the bed-clothes': skaldic seduction," in Menacing virgins, 31-49; notes, 201-206. 

    Schnell, Rüdiger, "Geschlechtergeschichte, Diskursgeschichte und Literaturgeschichte: eine Studie zu konkurrierenden Männerbilden in Mittelalter und Frühen Neuzeit," Frümittelalterliche Studien 32 (1998), 307-364.

    Siegmund, Frank, "Pactus legis salicae 13: über den Frauenraub in der Merowingerzeit," Frühmittelalterliche Studien 32 (1998), 101-123.

    Smith, Julia M.H., "Gender and ideology in the early Middle Ages," in Gender and Christian religion, 51-71.

    Spearing, A.C., "The subtext of Patience: God as mother and the whale's belly," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:2 (Spring 1999), 293-323.

    Spreadbury, Jo, "The gender of the church: the female image of ecclesia in the Middle Ages," in Gender and Christian religion, 93-103.

    Stafford, Pauline, "Queens, nunneries and reforming churchmen: gender religious status and reform in tenth- and eleventh-century England," Past & Present no. 163 (May 1999), 3-35.

    Stofferahn, Steven A., Changing views of Carolingian women's literary culture: the evidence from Essen," Early Medieval Europe 8:1 (1999), 69-97. 

    Van Engen, John, "Abess: 'mother and teacher'," in Voice of the living light, 30-51.

    Verdon, Laure, "La femme en Roussillon aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles: statut juridique et économique," Annales du Midi 111, no. 227 (1999), 293-309.

    Voice of the living light: Hildegard of Bingen and her world, edited by Barbara Newman (University of California Press, 1998)

    Warren, Nancy B., "Saving the market: textual strategies and cultural transformations in fifteenth-century translations of the Benedictine Rule for women," Disputatio, vol. 3: Translation, transformation, and transubstantiation in the late Middle Ages (Northwestern University Press, 1998), 34-50.

    Weber, Alison, "Recent studies on women and early modern religion in Spanish" [review essay], Renaissance Quarterly 52 (Spring 1999), 197-206.

    Werner, Karl Ferdinand, "Der Autor der Vita sancta Chrothildis: Ein Beitrag zur Idee der 'heiligen Königin' und des 'Römischen Reiches' im X. Jahrhundert," in Einheit der Geschichte: Studien zur Historiographie, herausgegeben von Werner Paravicini, Beihefte der Francia; Bd. 45 (Thorbecke, 1999), 157-191). [Originally published in Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 24/25 (1989/90), 517-551.] 

    Wiethus, Ulrike, "Naming and un-naming violence against women: German historiography and the cult of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia," Studies in Medievalism IX (1997), 187-208.

    William, Alison and John Parkin, "Feminine wiles and masculine woes: sexual dynamics in Les Quinze Joies de Mariage," in French humour: papers based on a Colloquium held in the French Department of the University of Bristol, November 30th 1996, edited by John Parkin, 21-37, Faux titre: etudes de langue et littérature françaises publiées; no. 164 (Rodopi, 1999).

    Wilson, Bronwen, "'il bel sesso, e l'austero Senato': the coronation of Dogaressa Morosina Grimani," Renaissance Quarterly 52 (Spring 1999), 73-139 [26 b/w figures].



     Arthurian literature by women, edited by Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack, Garland reference library of the humanities; vol. 2137 (Garland Publishing, 1999).

    Short texts, mostly poetry, in English, by women from the 12th century to 1991; bibliographies of Arthurian fiction, poetry, and drama by women.

    Classen, Constance, The color of angels: cosmology, gender and the aesthetic imagination (Routledge, 1998).

     Dempsey, Charles, "Portraits and masks in the art of Lorenzo de'Medici, Botticelli, and Politian's Stanze per la Gisotra," Renaissance Quarterly 52 (Spring 1999), 1-39 [18 b/w figures].

     Leslie, Marina, "Evading rape and embracing empire in Margaret Cavendish's Assaulted and pursued chastity," in Menacing virgins, 179-197;notes, 234-238.

     Shohet, Lauren, "Figuring chastity: Milton's Ludlow masque," in Menacing virgins, 146-164; notes, 227-231.

     Weber, Alison, "Saint Teresa's problematic patrons," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29:2 (Spring 1999), 357-379.