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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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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

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


Back Matter Oct 2019

Back Matter

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 ...


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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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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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.


"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

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban Oct 2019

Margaret, Queen Of Sicily, Misty Urban

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


“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 ...


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.


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

No abstract provided.


The Critics And The Prioress: Antisemitism, Criticism, And Chaucer's Prioress's Tale, Melissa Ridley Elmes Oct 2019

The Critics And The Prioress: Antisemitism, Criticism, And Chaucer's Prioress's Tale, Melissa Ridley Elmes

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


Material Culture And Queenship In Fourteenth-Century France: The Testament Of Blanche Of Navarre (1331-1398), Amy Livingstone Oct 2019

Material Culture And Queenship In Fourteenth-Century France: The Testament Of Blanche Of Navarre (1331-1398), Amy Livingstone

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Melusine's Footprint: Tracing The Legacy Of A Medieval Myth, S. C. Kaplan Jul 2019

Melusine's Footprint: Tracing The Legacy Of A Medieval Myth, S. C. Kaplan

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.55, No.1, Summer 2019 Jul 2019

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.55, No.1, Summer 2019

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.54, No.2, Winter 2018 May 2019

Front Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.54, No.2, Winter 2018

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Afterlives Of Rape In Medieval English Literature, Nicole Nyffenegger May 2019

Afterlives Of Rape In Medieval English Literature, Nicole Nyffenegger

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Encyclopedia Of Medieval Literature In Britain, Alexandra Reider May 2019

The Encyclopedia Of Medieval Literature In Britain, Alexandra Reider

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Cristalian De Espana, Ana Grinberg May 2019

Cristalian De Espana, Ana Grinberg

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Wealth Of Wives: A Fifteenth-Century Marriage Manual, Olympia Pelosi May 2019

The Wealth Of Wives: A Fifteenth-Century Marriage Manual, Olympia Pelosi

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes: Ecotheory And The Environmental Imagination, Renee R. Trilling May 2019

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes: Ecotheory And The Environmental Imagination, Renee R. Trilling

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Monastic Women And Religious Orders In Late Medieval Bologna, Margaret Aziza Pappano May 2019

Monastic Women And Religious Orders In Late Medieval Bologna, Margaret Aziza Pappano

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


A Revelation Of Purgatory, Barbara Zimbalist May 2019

A Revelation Of Purgatory, Barbara Zimbalist

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Approaches To Teaching Behn's Oroonoko, Laura Saetveit Miles May 2019

Approaches To Teaching Behn's Oroonoko, Laura Saetveit Miles

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Book Of The Mutability Of Fortune By Christine De Pizan, Roberta Krueger May 2019

The Book Of The Mutability Of Fortune By Christine De Pizan, Roberta Krueger

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.54, No.2, Winter 2018 May 2019

Back Matter, Medieval Feminist Forum, V.54, No.2, Winter 2018

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.