Medieval Feminist Newsletter Bibliography
Spring 1998


Aurell, Martin, "Du nouveau sur les comtesses catalanes (IXe-XIIe siecles)," Annales du Midi 109, nos. 219-220 (1997), 357-380.

Bennett, Judith M., "Confronting continuity," Journal of Women's History 9 (1997), 73-131.

Berman, Constance, "Abbeys for Cistercian nuns in the ecclesiastical province of Sens: foundations , endowmen and economic activities of the earlier foundation," Revue Mabillon, n.s. 8 (1997), 83-113.

_____. "Sisters in arms: reshaping the research agenda for the future," Magistra 3:2 (1997), 48-69.

Carrington, Laurel, "Women, rhetoric, and letter writing: Marguerite d'Alencon's correspondence with Bishop Briconnet of Meaux," in Listening to their voices: the rhetorical activities of historical women, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer (University of South Carolina Press, 1997), 215-232.

Constructing medieval sexuality, edited by Karma Lochrie, Peggy McCracken, and James A. Schultz, Medieval cultures, vol. 11 (University of Minnesota Press, 1997).

Contents: "Introduction," ix--xviii; Dyan Elliott, "Pollution, illusion, and masculine disarray: nocturnal emissions and the sexuality of the clergy," 1-23; Mark D. Jordan, "Homosexuality, luxuria, and textual abuse," 24-39; Joan Cadden, "Sciences/silences: the natures and languages of ‘sodomy’ in Peter of Abano’s Problemata commentary," 40-57; Michael Camille, "Manuscript illumination and the art of copulation," 57-90; James A Schultz, "Bodies that don’t matter: heterosexuality before heterosexuality in Gottfried’s Tristan," 91-110; E. Jane Burns, Refashioning courtly love: Lancelot as ladies’ man or lady/man?," 111-134; Louise O. Fradenburg, The love of thy neighbor," 135-157; Steven F. Kruger, "Conversion and medieval sexual, religious, and racial categories," 158-179; Karma Lochrie, "Mystical acts, queer tendencies," 180-200. 

Cosandey, Fanny, "De lance en quenouille: la place de la reine dans l’Etat moderne (14e-17e siecles)," Annales 52 (1997), 799-820.

Cox, Catherine S., Gender and language in Chaucer (University Press of Florida, 1997).

Dietrich, Julia, "The visionary rhetoric of Hildegard of Bingen," in Listening to their voices: the rhetorical activities of historical women, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer (University of South Carolina Press, 1997), 199-214.

 El-Cheikh, Nadia M., "Describing the other to get at the self: Byzantine women in Arabic sources (8th-11th centuries)," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 40 (1997), 239-250.

Findon, Joanne, A woman’s words: Emer and female speech in the Ulster cycle (University of Toronto Press, 1997).

Foreman, Mary, OSB, "Gertrud of Helfta's Herald of divine love: revelations through lectio divina," Magistra 3:2 (1997), 3- 27.

Friedman, Yvonne, "Women in captivity and their ransom during the Crusader period," in Cross cultural convergences in the Crusader period, edited by Michael Goodich, Sophia Menache and Sylvia Schein, 75-89 (Peter Lang, 1995).

Green, Judith A., The aristocracy of Norman England (Cambridge University Press, 1997).  

Grossinger, Christa, Picturing women in late medieval and Renaissance art (Manchester University Press, 1997).

Hanawalt, Barbara, Of good and ill repute: gender and social control in medieval England (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Hintz, Ernst Ralf, "Persuasion and pedagogy in the works of Frau Ava," in Learning and persuasion in the German Middle Ages, 103-137 (Garland, 1997).

Jaffe, Clella I., "Dhuoda's Handbook for William and the mother's manual tradition," in Listening to their voices: the rhetorical activities of historical women, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer (University of South Carolina Press, 1997), 177-198.

Johnson, Penelope, "Two women scholars look at medieval nuns: Lina Eckenstein and Jo Ann McNamara," Magistra 3:2 (1997), 30-47.

Lansing, Carol, Power & purity: cathar heresy in medieval Italy (Oxford University Press, 1998). 

Latour, Patrick de, "A propos de la comtesse Garsene: nouvelles propositions pour l’histoire de la dynastie toulousaine au Xe siecle," Annales du Midi 109, nos. 219-220 (1997), 337-355. 

L’Hermite-Leclercq, P., "Autour de sainte Claire d’Assise: publications recentes," Revue Mabillon, n.s. 8 (1997), 295-301.

Reviews published papers from 2 colloquia, Sainte Claire en Rouergue, Conferences du colloque de Millau (1993) and Sainte Claire d’Assise et sa posterite, Actes du colloque de l’Unesco (1994), Beaute et pauverte: l’art chez les Clarisses de France, a collection of papers edited by J. Charles-Gaffiot and D. Rigaux, and monographs by Werner Maleczek, Chiara d’Assisi: la questione del’ autenticita del Privelegium paupertatis e del Testamento, translated from the German (1995) into Italian (Milan: Edizioni biblioteca francescana, 1996) and Maria Pia Alberzoni, Chiara e il papato (Milan: Edizioni biblioteca francescana, 1995).

Lynn, Beth, OSC, "Clare of Assisi and Isabelle of Longchamp: further light on the early development of the Franciscan charism," Magistra 3:2 (1997), 70-98.

 McCracken, Peggy, The romance of adultery: queenship and sexual transgression in old French literature (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998). 

Oliva, Marilyn, The convent and the community in late medieval England: female monasteries in the diocese of Norwich 1350-1540 (Boydell & Brewer, 1997).

Pastor, Reina, "Tematica de las investigaciones sobre la historia de las mujeres medievales hispanas," in Historia silenciada, edited by Alain Saint-Saens (University Press of the South, 1997).

Richardson, Malcolm, "Women, commerce, and rhetoric in medieval England," in Listening to their voices: the rhetorical activities of historical women, edited by Molly Meijer Wertheimer (University of South Carolina Press, 1997), 133-149. 

Romancing the goddess: three Middle English romances about women, translation and edition with critical commentary by Marijane Osborn (University of Illinois Press, 1997).

Rubin, Miri, "The languages of late-medieval feminism," in Perspectives on feminist thought in European history: from the Middle Ages to the present, edited by Tjitske Akkerman and Siep Stuurman, 34-49 (Routledge, 1998). 

Schroeder, Joy A., "Spiritual friendship in the Vita of Beatrice of Nazareth," Magistra 3:2 (1997), 99-140.

Sex, love and marriage in medieval literature and reality: thematische Beitrage im Rahmen des 31th International Congress on Medieval Studies an der Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo USA) 8-12 Mai 1966 (Reineke-Verlag, 1996.

Contents: Danielle Buschinger, "Amour et mariage chez Boccace et chez Hans Sachs"; Claire Catalini, "Luxuria and its branches"; Britta-Juliane Kruse, "Women’s secrets: health and sexuality of women in unpublished medieval texts";Norris J. Lacy, "Sex and love in the fabliaux"; Marie-Sophie Masse, "Mariage et adultere dan les maeren" de Heinrich Kaufringer"; Jacques Voisenet, "Mariage et interdits sexuels au Moyen Age (Ve-XIIe siecle)"; Wolfgang Spiewok, "Ehe, Ehebruch und seine Folge in mittelalterlicher Literatur und Wirklichkeit".

Shatzmiller, Maya, "Women and wage labour in the medieval Islamic West: legal issues in an economic context," Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 40 (1997), 174-206.

Von Marienwerder, Johannes (1343-1417), The life of Dorothea von Montau. a fourteenth-century recluse, translated by Ute Stargardt, Studies in women and religion; v. 39 (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997).

Watt, Diane, Secretaries of God:Women prophets in late medieval and early modern England (Boydell & Brewer, 1997).

 "Crossing the great divide: continuity and change in women's prophetic experience," 1-14; "A prophet in her own country: Margery Kempe and the medieval tradition," 15-50; "Of the seed of Abraham: Elizabeth Barton, the 'holy maid of Kent," 51-80; "Serpents and doves: Anne Askew and Foxe's godly women," 81-117; "Alpha and omega: Eleanor Davies, civil war prophet", 118-154.

Winstead, Karen A., Virgin martyrs: legends of sainthood in late medieval England (Cornell University Press, 1997).

Wiesner, Merry E., Gender, church and state in early modern Germany (Longman, 1998).

Wisdom which encircles circles: papers on Hildegard of Bingen, edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson (Medieval Institute Publications, 1996).

Contents: Sabina Flanagan, "Oblation or enclosure: reflections on Hildegard of Bingen’s entry into religion"; Regine Pernoud, "The preaching peregrinations of a twelfth-century nun, ca. 1158-70"; Constance J. Mews, "Hildegard of Bingen: the virgin, the Apocalypse, and the exegetical tradition"; Margot Schmidt, "Hildegard’s care of souls"; Pozzi Escot, "Hildegard’s Christianity: an assimilation of pagan and ancient classical tradtions"; Bruce Hozeski, "Hildegard of Bingen ‘forthtells’ and ‘foretells’ in her Scivias"; Therese McGuire, "Medieval aesthetic principles in the works of Hildegard of Bingen"; Kay Brainerd Slocum, "The harmony of celestial relations: Hildegard’s theology of music"; Robert Cogan, "Hildegard’s fractal antiphon"; Martin Jenni, "Godfire: Hildegard’s hymns to the Holy Spirit".

Women at work in Spain: from the Middle Ages to early modern times, edited by Marilyn Stone and Carmen Benito-Vessels (Peter Lang, 1997).

Contents: Marilyn Stone, "Introduction," 1-9; Mercedes Borrero Fernandez, "Peasant and aristocratic women: their role in the rural economy of Seville at the end of the Middle Ages," 11-31; Cristina Cuadra Garcia, "Religious women in the monasteries of Castile-Leon (VIth-XI centuries)," 33-63; Nancy Joe Dyer, "Dowagers and heiresses in the printing industry in late medieval Spain," 65-80; Renee Levine Melammed, "Castilian conversas at work," 81-100; Teofilo F. Ruiz, "Women, work and daily life in late medieval Castile," 101-120; Mercedes Vaquero, "Women in the chartularies of Toledo (1101-1291)," 121-146; Barbara Weissberger, "'Me atrevo a escribir asi': confessional politics in the letters of Isabel I and Hernando de Talavera," 147-173.

Women poets of the Italian Renaissance: courtly ladies & courtesans, edited by Laura Anna Stortoni; translated by Laura Anna Stortoni and Mary Prentice Lillie (Italica Press, 1997).



 Theodore Koditschek, "The gendering of the British working class," Gender & History 9 (August 1997), 333-363.

Carries Judith Bennett's theorization of patriarchy into the 18th and 19th centuries in a review essay of 4 books on the interplay of class and gender identities in England.