The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography
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The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography : Speaking the Saint

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In this interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking study, Gail Ashton examines the portrayals of women saints in a wide range of medieval texts. She deploys the French feminist critical theory of Cixous and Iriguray to illuminate these depictions of women by men and to further our understanding of both the lives and deeds of female saints and the contemporary, and almost always male, attitudes to them.show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.16mm | 363g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113886790X
  • 9781138867901

Table of contents

Introduction Notes to Introduction PART ONE Chapter 1: Narration and Narratorial Control: The Masculine Voice Mirk's Festival The Life of St Katherine of Alexandria Early South - English Legendary Legendys of Hooly Wummen The Golden Legend The Canterbury Tales Saint Cecilia: A Fissured Text PART TWO Chapter 2: A Concept of Space and a Notion of Identity Psychological Space Physical Space St Katherine Maternity, Paternity and Kinship Chapter 3: Articulating an Identity: Speech, Silence and Self-Disclosure Speech and Silence Patient control: A mimesis St Katherine Other voices: tears, melody and angels Chapter 4: Written on the body Imitatio Christi: the site of the abject Torture and violence: the rhythm of blood Conclusion: Song of the saintshow more