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Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Book Reviews May 2020

Book Reviews

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Imperial Ladies Of The Ottonian Dynasty: Women And Rule In Tenth-Century Germany, Janna Bianchini May 2020

Imperial Ladies Of The Ottonian Dynasty: Women And Rule In Tenth-Century Germany, Janna Bianchini

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, And Religion In The Early Spanish Kingdoms, Jessica A. Boon May 2020

Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, And Religion In The Early Spanish Kingdoms, Jessica A. Boon

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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The Witchcraft Sourcebook, Holle Canatella May 2020

The Witchcraft Sourcebook, Holle Canatella

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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The French Of Medieval England: Essays In Honour Of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, S. C. Kaplan May 2020

The French Of Medieval England: Essays In Honour Of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, S. C. Kaplan

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Peace And Penance In Late Medieval Italy, Janine Larmon Peterson May 2020

Peace And Penance In Late Medieval Italy, Janine Larmon Peterson

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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The Sight Of Semiramis: Medieval And Early Modern Narratives Of The Babylonian Queen, Victoria E. H. Walker May 2020

The Sight Of Semiramis: Medieval And Early Modern Narratives Of The Babylonian Queen, Victoria E. H. Walker

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Royal And Elite Households In Medieval And Early Modern Europe: More Than Just A Castle, Elena Woodacre May 2020

Royal And Elite Households In Medieval And Early Modern Europe: More Than Just A Castle, Elena Woodacre

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Conduct Becoming: Good Wives And Husbands In The Later Middle Ages, Tovah Bender May 2020

Conduct Becoming: Good Wives And Husbands In The Later Middle Ages, Tovah Bender

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Fragments For A History Of Vanishing Humanism, Heather Blatt May 2020

Fragments For A History Of Vanishing Humanism, Heather Blatt

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Imagined Communities: Constructing Collective Identities In Medieval Europe, Charles-Louis Morand-Metivier May 2020

Imagined Communities: Constructing Collective Identities In Medieval Europe, Charles-Louis Morand-Metivier

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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"Le Bone Florence Of Rome": A Critical Edition And Facing Translation Of A Middle English Romance Analogous To Chaucer's "Man Of Law's Tale", Brendan O'Connell May 2020

"Le Bone Florence Of Rome": A Critical Edition And Facing Translation Of A Middle English Romance Analogous To Chaucer's "Man Of Law's Tale", Brendan O'Connell

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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La Compiuta Donzella Of Florence (Ca. 1260): The Complete Poetry, Fabian Alfie Nov 2019

La Compiuta Donzella Of Florence (Ca. 1260): The Complete Poetry, Fabian Alfie

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

Translation into English of extant poems of the thirteenth-century Italian poet La Compiuta Donzella of Florence with poems addressed to her by Mastro Torrigiano and a letter to her from Guittone d'Arezzo.


Visions Of Medieval Trans Feminism: An Introduction, Dorothy Kim, M. W. Bychowski Oct 2019

Visions Of Medieval Trans Feminism: An Introduction, Dorothy Kim, M. W. Bychowski

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Imperatrix, Domina, Rex: Conceptualizing The Female King In Twelfth-Century England, Coral Lumbley Oct 2019

Imperatrix, Domina, Rex: Conceptualizing The Female King In Twelfth-Century England, Coral Lumbley

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

This article draws on methods from transgender theory, historicist literary studies, and visual analysis of medieval sealing practices to show that Empress Matilda of England was controversially styled as a female king during her career in the early to mid twelfth century. While the chronicle Gesta Stephani castigates Matilda’s failure to engage in sanctioned gendered behaviors as she waged civil war to claim her inherited throne, Matilda’s seal harnesses both masculine and feminine signifiers in order to proclaim herself both king and queen. While Matilda’s transgressive gender position was targeted by her detractors during her lifetime, the ...


A Space Of Her Own: Genderfluidity And Negotiation In The Life Of Christina Of Markyate, Meghan L. Nestel Oct 2019

A Space Of Her Own: Genderfluidity And Negotiation In The Life Of Christina Of Markyate, Meghan L. Nestel

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

This paper draws on transgender studies and theories of gender performativity and genderfluidity to consider how twelfth-century holy woman Christina of Markyate resists traditional and third-gender binary policing. It argues that Christina is genderfluid, and that as a secular, masculinized, and religious virgin, she co-exists within and moves among multiple gender spaces that allow her to establish her own authority.


The Necropolitics Of Narcissus: Confessions Of Transgender Suicide In The Middle Ages, M. W. Bychowski Oct 2019

The Necropolitics Of Narcissus: Confessions Of Transgender Suicide In The Middle Ages, M. W. Bychowski

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Writings On The Sisters Of San Luca And Their Miraculous Madonna, Lyn A. Blanchfield Oct 2019

Writings On The Sisters Of San Luca And Their Miraculous Madonna, Lyn A. Blanchfield

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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The Afterward: Sylvia Rivera And Marsha P. Johnson In The Medieval Imaginary, Joy Ellison, Nicholas Hoffman Oct 2019

The Afterward: Sylvia Rivera And Marsha P. Johnson In The Medieval Imaginary, Joy Ellison, Nicholas Hoffman

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography Of Gender Identity In The Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations, Stephenie Mcgucken Oct 2019

Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography Of Gender Identity In The Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations, Stephenie Mcgucken

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

In the Late Anglo-Saxon illustrated manuscripts of Prudentius's Psychomachia, vice and virtue are often shown ambiguously and the audience is encouraged to question what is male and what is female, and whether such categories are appropriate in understanding these illustrations. This paper utilises transgender theory to demonstrate how gender could be deployed in Late Anglo-Saxon manuscripts to question the roles of men and women with the ultimate aim of stressing the importance of righteous behaviours.


Amalasuintha: The Transformation Of Queenship In The Post-Roman World, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen Oct 2019

Amalasuintha: The Transformation Of Queenship In The Post-Roman World, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, And Morality In The Fourteenth Century, Lynneth J. Miller Oct 2019

Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, And Morality In The Fourteenth Century, Lynneth J. Miller

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Meditations On The Life Of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Anne Spear Oct 2019

Meditations On The Life Of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Anne Spear

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban Oct 2019

Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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“Car Vallés Sui Et Nient Mescine”: Trans Heroism And Literary Masculinity In Le Roman De Silence, Caitlin G. Watt Oct 2019

“Car Vallés Sui Et Nient Mescine”: Trans Heroism And Literary Masculinity In Le Roman De Silence, Caitlin G. Watt

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

The title character of Heldris de Cornüalle’s thirteenth-century Le Roman de Silence, raised as a boy because of a ban on female inheritance, achieves acclaim as a knight and minstrel before ultimately being relegated to a traditional feminine role when the deception is revealed and the knight becomes a queen. Although the text has offered prompted many fruitful analyses of its depiction of womanhood and women’s potential by scholars reading Silence as a cross-dressing woman, reading Silence instead as a transmasculine figure may offer new perspectives on Silence’s treatment of gender. This article explores the possibility of ...


"Calling [Herself] Eleanor": Gender Labor And Becoming A Woman In The Rykener Case, Kadin Henningsen Oct 2019

"Calling [Herself] Eleanor": Gender Labor And Becoming A Woman In The Rykener Case, Kadin Henningsen

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Studying Gender In Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches, Caroline Dunn Oct 2019

Studying Gender In Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches, Caroline Dunn

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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