Medieval Women's Writing

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dc.contributor.author Watt, Diane
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-11T16:24:41Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-11T16:24:41Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Watt , D 2007 , Medieval Women's Writing . Polity Press . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-7456-3255-1
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83775
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1034
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1034
dc.identifier.uri http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745632568 en
dc.description Watt, P., Medieval Women's Writing (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007) RAE2008 en
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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Polity Press
dc.title Medieval Women's Writing en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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