MFF bibliography Fall 2002




Adams, Tracy. “Christine de Pizan’s frightened lovers.” In Fear and its representations in the

            Middle Ages and Renaissance, edited by Anne Scott and Cynthia Kosso. Arizona studies

            in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 6. Brepols, 2002, 241-254.


Armstrong, Dorsey. “Gender and fear: Malory’s Lancelot and knightly identit.” In Fear and its

            representations, 255-273.


Baker, Joan and Susan Signe Morrison. “The luxury of gender: Piers Plowman B.9 and The

            merchant’s tale.” In William Langland’s Piers Plowman: a book of essays,” edited

            by Kathleen M. Hewett-Smith. Medieval casebooks; v. 30. Routledge, 2001, 41-67.


Baldwin, David. Elizabeth Woodville: mother of the princes in the Tower. Sutton, 2002.


Banchich, C. E. “’a hevynly joy in a dredfulle soule’: Julian of Norwich’s articulations of

            dread.” In Fear and its representations, 311-340.


Batt, Catherine. Malory’s Morte Darthur: remaking Arthurian tradition. The New Middle Ages.

            Palgrave, 2002.


Bhreathnach, Edel. “Abbesses, minor dynasties, and kings in clericatu: perspectives of Ireland,

            700-850.” In Mercia, and Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Europe, edited by Michell P. Brown

            and Carol A. Farr. Leicester University Press, 2001, 113-125.


Bildhauer, Bettina. “Bloodsuckers: the construction of female sexuality in medieval science and

            fiction.” In Consuming narratives: gender and monstrous appetites in the Middle Ages

            and the Renaissance, edited by Liz Herbert McAvoy and Teresa Walters. University of

            Wales Press, 2002, 104-115.


Blannbekin, Agnes. Agnes Blannbekin, Viennese Beguine: Life and revelations, translated from

            the Latin with introduction, notes, and interpretive essay by Ulrike Wiethus. Library of

            Medieval Women. Boydell & Brewer, 2002.


Burns, E. Jane. Courtly love undressed: reading through clothes in medieval French culture.

            Middle Ages series. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.


Cold counsel: women in Old Norse literature and mythology. Edited by Sarah M. Anderson with

            Karen Swenson. Routledge, 2002.


            Contents: Sarah M. Anderson, “Introduction: ‘og eru köld kvenna ráo’,” xi-xvi; Zoe

            Borovsky, “’En hon er blandin mjök’: women and insults in Old Norse literature,”

            1-14; Carol J. Clover, “Hildigunnr’s lament,” 15-54; Randi Eldevik, “Women’s voices in

            Old Norse literature: the case of Trójumanna saga,” 55-80; Helga Kress, “Taming the

            shrew: the rise of patriarchy and the subordination of the feminine in Old Norse

            literature,” 81-92; Shaun F. D. Hughes, “The re-emergence of women’s voices in

            Icelandic literature, 1500-1800,” 93-128; Jenny Jochens, “Vikings westward to

            Vinland: the problem of women,” 129-158; Jón Karl Helgason, “’Pegi Pú, Pórr!’: gender,

class, and discourse in Prymskviða,” 159-166; Marianne E. Kalinke, “Fathers, mothers,

and daughters: ‘hver er að ráða?,” 167-188; Jonna Louis-Jensen, “A good day’s work:

Laxdœla saga, ch. 49,” 189-199; E. Regina Psaki, “Women’s counsel in the

Riddarasögur: the case of Parcevals saga,” 201-224; Forrest S. Scott, “The woman who

knows: femal characters of Eyrbyggja saga,” 225-244; Kerry Shea, “Male bonding,

female body: the absenting of woman in ‘Bisclaretz ljóð’,” 245-259; Sandra Ballif

Straubhaar, “Ambiguously gendered: the skalds Jórunn, Auðr and Steinunn,” 261-

271; Karen Swenson, “Women outside: discourse of community in Hávamál,” 273-

280; Pórunn Sigurðardóttir, “Saga world and nineteenth-century Iceland: the case of

women farmers,” 281-293.


Coles, Kimberly Anne. “Reproductive rites: Anne Askew and the Female body as witness in the

            Acts and Monuments.” In Consuming narratives, 54-66.


Courtemanche, Andrée. “The judge, the doctor, and the poisoner: medical expertise in

            Manosquin judicial rituals at the end of the fourteenth century.” In Medieval and early

            modern ritural: formalized behavior in Europe, China and Japan, edited by Joëlle

            Rollo-Koster. Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions; v. 13. Brill, 2002, 105-123.


            Trial of Marguerite de Portu, accused of poisoning her husband, in Manosque,



Crick, Julia. “Women, wills and moveable wealth in pre-Conquest England.” In Gender and

            material culture in historical perspective, edited by Moira Donald and Linda Hurcombe.

            Studies in gender and material culture. St. Martin’s, 2000.


Dean, Trevor. Crime in medieval Europe. Longman, 2001. Chapter 4: “Women and crime,”



Drell, Joanna H. Kinship and conquest: family strategies in the Principality of Salerno during the

            Norman period, 1077-1194. Cornell University Press, 2002.


Eden, Doris. “Early Irish queens and royal power: a first reconnaissance.” In Ogma: essays in

            Celtic studies in honour of Próinséas Ni Chatháin, edited by Michael Richter and Jean-

            Michel Picard. Four Courts Press, 2002, 1-19.


Erler, Mary C. Women, reading, and piety in late medieval England. Cambridge Studies in

            Medieval Literature, no. 46. Cambridge University Press, 2002.


Esmyol, Andrea. Konkubinen im frühen Mittelalter: aussereheliche Beziehungen in der fränkischen

            Gesellschaft. Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte; Heft 52. Bohlau, 2002.


Ewan, Elizabeth. “’Many injurious words’: defamation and gender in late medieval Scotland.” In

            History, literature, and music in Scotland, 700-1560, edited by R. Andrew McDonald.

            University of Toronto Press, 2002, 163-186.


Fanning, Steven. “Mitigations of the fear of hell and purgatory in the later Middle Ages: Julian

            of Norwich and Catherine of Genoa.” In Fear and its representations, 295-310.


Freed, John B. “Artistic and literary representations of family consciousness.” In Medieval

            concepts of the past: ritual, memory, historiography, edited by Gerd Althoff,

            Johannes Fried, and Patrick J. Geary. Publications of the German Historical

            Institute. German Historical Institute/Cambridge University Press, 2002, 233-252.


Frick, Carole Collier, Dressing Renaissance Florence: families, fortunes, and fine clothing. Johns

Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 120th series. Johns Hopkins

University Press, 2002.


Gee, Loveday Lewes. Woman, art and patronage from Henry III to Edward III, 1216-1377.

            Boydell & Brewer, 2002.


Gender and holiness: men, women and saints in late medieval Europe. Edited by Samantha

            J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih. Routledge studies in medieval religion and culture; 1.

            Routledge, 2002.


            Contents: Samantha J. E. Riches and Sarah Salih, “Introduction. Gender and holiness:

            performance and representation in the later Middle Ages, 1-8; Jacqueline Murray,

            “’The law of sin that is in my members’: the problem of male embodiement,” 9-22;

            Wendy R. Larson, “The role of patronage and audience in the cults of Sts Margaret

            and Marina of Antioch,” 23-35; Anke Bernau, “Virginal effects: text and identity in

            Ancrene wisse,” 36-48; Martha Easton, “Pain, torture and death in the Huntington

            Library Legenda aurea,” 49-64; Samantha J. E. Riches, “St George as a male virgin

            martyr,” 65-85; Katherine J. Lewis, “Becoming a virgin king: Richard II and Edward the

            Confessor,” 86-100; Miriam Gill, “Female piety and impiety: selected images of women

            in wall paintings in England after 1300,” 101-120; Sarah Salih, “Staging conversion:

            the Digby saint plays and The book of Margery Kempe,” 121-134; P. H. Cullum,

            “Gendering charity in medieval hagiography,” 135151; Robert Mills, “Ecce home,”



Geoffrey of Burton. Life and miracles of St. Modwenna, edited and translated by Robert

            Bartlett. Oxford Medieval Texts. Clarendon, 2002.


Giovini, Marco. Indagnini sui Poemetti agiografici di Rosvita di Gandersheim. Pubblicazioni del

            D.AR.FI.CL.ET., n.s., n. 201. Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Archeologia,

            Filologia Classica e Loro Tradizioni, 2001.


Härdelin, Alf. “In the sign of the rosary: Swedish Birgittines and Carthusians in cooperation.”

            In Medieval spirituality in Scandinavia and Europe: a collection of essays in honour of

            Tore Nyberg, edited by Lars Bisgaard, Carsten Selch Jensen, Kurt Villads Jensen, and

            John Lind. Odense University studies in history and social sciences; v. 234. Odense

            University Press, 2001, 285-293.


Harrington, Christina. Women in a Celtic church: Ireland 450-1150. Oxford University Press,



Horner, Shari. The discourse of enclosure: representing women in old English literature. SUNY

            series in Medieval Studies. State University of New York Press, 2001.


Hutchinson, Ann M. “The nuns of Syon Abbey in choir: spirituality and influences.” In Medieval

            spirituality in Scandinavia and Europe, 265-274.


Jørgensen, Kaare Rübner. “Birgitta prophetans: the use of St Birgitta’s revelations in early

            sixteenth-century controversies.” In Medieval spirituality in Scandinavia and Europe,



Jussen, Bernhard. “Challenging the culture of memoria: dead men, oblivion, and the ‘faithless

            widow’ in the Middle Ages.” In Medieval concepts of the past, 215-231.


Kawashima, Terry. Writing margins: the textual construction of gender in Heian and Kamakura

            Japan [794-1185]. Harvard East Asian monographs, 201. Harvard University Asia

            Center, 2001.


Kirshner, Julius. “Li emergenti bisogni matrimoniali in Renaissance Florence.” In Society and

            individual in Renaissance Florence, edited by William J. Connell. University of California

            Press, 2002, 79-109.


Krug, Rebecca. Reading families: women’s literate practice in late medieval England. Cornell

            University Press, 2002.


Kuehn, Thomas. “Inheritance and identity in early Renaissance Florence: the estate of

Paliano di Falco.” In Society and individual in Renaissance Florence, 137-154.


Lee, Becky R. “Men’s recollections of a women’s rite: medieval English men’s recollections

            regarding the rite of the purification of women after childbirth.” Gender & History 14:2

            (August 2002), 224-241.


Lifshitz, Felice. “The martyr, the tomb, and the matron: constructing the (masculine) ‘past’ as a

            female power base.” In Medieval concepts of the past, 311-341.


Mann, Jill. Feminizing Chaucer. Chaucer studies XXX. D. S. Brewer, 2002. [Revised edition of

            Geoffrey Chaucer, Harvester-Wheatsheaf Feminist Reading series (1991)]


Maurer, Helen. “Margaret of Anjou and the loveday of 1458: a reconsideration.” In Traditions and

            transformations in late medieval England, edited by Douglas Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove,

            A. Compton Reeves. The northern world; v. 2. Brill, 2002, 109-124.


McAvoy, Liz Herbert. “’Ant nes he him seolf reclus i maries wombe?’: Julian of Norwich, the

            anchorhold, and the redemption of the monstrous female body.” In Consuming

            narratives, 128-143.


Najemy, John M. “Giannozzo and his elders: Alberti’s critique of Renaissance patriarchy.” In

            Society and individual in Renaissance Florence, 51-78.


Nickolaus, Keith. Marriage fictions in Old French secular romances, 1170-1250: a critical

            re-evaluation of the courtly love debate. Studies in Medieval History and Culture; vol. 6.

            Routledge, 2002.


Niebrzydowski, Sue. “Monstrous (m)othering: the representation of the sowdanesse in

            Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale.” In Consuming narratives, 196-207.


Pollard, A. J. “Elizabeth Woodville and her historians.” In Traditions and transformations,



Ragland, Elaine M. “Fear, loathing, and deadly rivalry in the Frankish polygamous royal family.”

            In Fear and its representations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 125-136.


Rampton, Martha. “Burchard of Worms and female magical ritual.” In Medieval and early modern

            ritual, 7-34.


Rasmussen, Jørgen Nybo. “Christine von Sachsen: Dänemark’s franziskanische Königin.” In

            Medieval spirituality in Scandinavia and Europe, 309-323.


Robertson, Elizabeth. “Measurement and the ‘feminine’ in Piers Plowman: a response to recent

            studies of Langland and gender.” In William Langland’s Piers Plowman, 167-192.


Rosenthal, Joel. “Local girls do it better: women and religion in late medieval east Anglia.”

            In Traditions and transformations, 1-20.


Schmitt, Kerstin. Poetik der Montage: Figurenkonzeption und Intertextualität in der “Kudrun”.

            Philologische Studien und Quellen; Heft 174. Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2002.


Stafford, Pauline. “Political women in Mercia, eighth to early tenth centuries.” In Mercia, an

            Anglo-Saxon kingdom in Europe, 35-49.


Stanbury, Sarah. “The vivacity of images: St. Katherine, Knighton’s Lollards, and the breaking of

idols.” In Images, idolatry, and iconoclasm in late medieval England: textuality and the

visual image, edited by Jeremy Dimmock, James Simpson, and Nicolette Zeeman.

Oxford University Press, 2002, 131-150.


Strocchia, Sharon T. “Naming a nun: spiritual exemplars and corporate identity in Florentine

            convents, 1450-1530.” In Society and individual in Renaissance Florence, 215-240.


Waltner, Ann. “A princess comes of age: gender, life-cycle and royal ritual in Song dynasty

            [960-1126] China.” In Medieval and early modern ritual, 35-53.


Women writing Latin: from Roman antiquity to early modern Europe, edited by Laurie J.

            Churchill, Phyllis R. Brown, and Jane E. Jeffrey. Women writers of the world; 6.

            Routledge, 2002, 3 vols.


            Vol. I: Women writing Latin in Roman antiquity, late antiquity, and the early

            Christian era.

            Vol. II: Medieval women writing Latin. Jane E. Jeffrey, “Radegund and the letter of

            foundation”; Steven A. Sofferahn, “A schoolgirl and Mistress Felhin”; Mark Damen,

            “Hrotsvit’s Callimachus and the art of comedy”: Daniel Sheerin, “Sisters in the literary

            agon: texts from communties of women on the mortuary roll of the Abbess Matilda of

            La Trinité, Caen”; Tatiana Tsakiropulou-Summers, “Hildegard of Bingen”; Anne Collins

            Smith, “The Problemata of Heloise”; Thalia A. Pandiri, “Autobiography or

            autohagiography? decoding the subtext in the Visions of Elisabeth of Schönau”; Fiona

            Griffiths, “Herrad of Hohenbourg and the poetry of the Hortus deliciarum: cantat tibi

            cantica”; Linda McMillan, “Anonymous lives: documents from the Benedictine convent of

            Sant Pere de les Puelles”; Ulrike Wiethus, “Street mysticism: an introduction to The life

            and revelations of Agnes Blannbekin”; Sandra Straubhaar, “Birgitta Birgersdottir, Saint

            Bride of Sweden (1303?-1373).

Vol. III: Early modern women writing Latin.


Writing the feminine: women in Arab sources. Edited by Manuela Marin and Randi Deguilhem.

            The Islamic Mediterranean; 1. I. B. Tauris, 2002.


            Remke Kruk, “Click of needles: polygamy as in issue in Arabic popular epic,” 3-23; Teresa

            Garulo, “Women in medieval classical Arabic poetry,” 25-40; Nadia Lachiri, “Andalusi

            proverbs on women,” 41-48; Camilla Adang, “Women’s access to public space according

            to al-Muhalla bi-l-Athar, 75-94; Cristina de la Puente, “Juridical sources for the study of

            women: limitations of the female’s capacity to act according to Maliki law” [10th-11th c.],

            95-110; Amalia Zomeño, “Abandoned wives and their possibilities for divorce in al-

            Andalus: the evidence of the Watha’iq works,” 111-126; Nadia Maria El-Cheikh,

            “Women’s history: a study of al-Tanukhi” [4th-10th c.], 129-148; María Luisa Ávila,

            “Women in Andalusi biographical sources,” 149-163; María Jesús Viguera Molíns,

            “A borrowed space: Andalusi and Maghribi women in chronicles,” 165-180; Maribel

            Fierro, “Women as prophets in Islam,” 183-198.


Also of interest:


Chojnacka, Monica. Working women of early modern Venice [1589-1607]. Johns Hopkins

            University Studies in Historical and Political Sciences, 118th series. Johns Hopkins

            University Press, 2001.


Hildebrand, Kristina. The female reader at the Round Table: religion and women in three

            contemporary Arthurian texts. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Anglistica Upsalensia;

            115. Uppsala, 2001.

            [Mary Stewart, Crystal cave, Hollow hills, Last enchantment; Marion Zimmer Bradley,

            Mists of Avalon; Stephen Lawhead, Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, Grail]


Jansen, Sharon L. The monstrous regiment of women: female rulers in early modern Europe.

            Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.


Killerby, Catherine Kovesi. Sumptuary law in Italy, 1200-1500. Oxford Historical Monographs.

            Clarendon/Oxford, 2002.