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dc.identifier 978-0-7456-3255-1 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Watt , D 2007 , Medieval Women's Writing . Polity . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83775 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1034 en_US
dc.description.abstract Medieval Women's Writing is a major new contribution to our understanding of women's writing in England, 1100-1500. The most comprehensive account to date, it includes writings in Latin and French as well as English, and works for as well as by women. Marie de France, Clemence of Barking, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and the Paston women are discussed alongside the Old English lives of women saints, The Life of Christina of Markyate, the St Albans Psalter, and the legends of women saints by Osbern Bokenham. Diane Watt argues that female patrons, audiences, readers, and even subjects contributed to the production of texts and their meanings, whether written by men or women. Only an understanding of textual production as collaborative enables us to grasp fully women's engagement with literary culture. This radical rethinking of early womens literary history has major implications for all scholars working on medieval literature, on ideas of authorship, and on women's writing in later periods. The book will become standard reading for all students of these debates. en_US
dc.publisher Polity en_US
dc.title Medieval Women's Writing en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of English and Creative Writing en_US

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