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Author Powell, Morgan, 1959- author.

Title Gender, Reading, and Truth in the Twelfth Century : The Woman in the Mirror / Morgan Powell.

Publication Info. Leeds : Arc Humanities Press, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 419 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Medieval media cultures
Medieval media cultures.
Contents Mutations of the Reading Woman -- Reading as Mary Did -- Constructing the Woman's Mirror -- Seeking the Reader/Viewer of the St Albans Psalter -- Quae est ista, quae ascendit? (Canticles 3:6) : Rethinking the Woman Reader in Early Old French Literature -- Ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus mihi (Canticles 6:2) : Mary's Reading and the Epiphany of Empathy -- A New Poetics for Âventiure : The Exposition of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival -- The Heart, the Wound, and the Word : Sacred and Profane -- Conclusion -- Appendix : The Prologue to Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival.
Summary The twelfth century witnessed the birth of modern Western European literary tradition: major narrative works appeared in both French and in German, founding a literary culture independent of the Latin tradition of the Church and Roman Antiquity. But what gave rise to the sudden interest in and legitimization of literature in these "vulgar tongues"? Until now, the answer has centred on the somewhat nebulous role of new female vernacular readers. This book argues that a different appraisal of the same evidence offers a window onto something more momentous: not "women readers" but instead a reading act conceived of as female lies behind the polysemic identification of women as the audience of new media in the twelfth century. This woman is at the centre of a re-conception of Christian knowing, a veritable revolution in the mediation of knowledge and truth. By following this figure through detailed readings of key early works, the author unveils a surprise, a new poetics of the body meant to embrace the capacities of new audiences and viewers of medieval literature and visual art.
Language In English.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 15. Sep 2020).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
German literature -- Middle High German, 1050-1500 -- History and criticism.
Literature, Medieval -- Appreciation.
Women and literature -- History -- To 1500.
Women -- Books and reading -- Europe -- History.
Women -- Religious life -- Europe -- History.
Women -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Chrétien de Troyes.
Courtly Romance.
Female Spirituality.
Use of images.
Vernacular Literature.
Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Littérature française -- Jusqu'à 1500 -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature allemande -- 1050-1500 (Moyen haut allemand) -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature médiévale -- Appréciation.
Femmes -- Vie religieuse -- Europe -- Histoire.
Femmes -- Europe -- Histoire -- 500-1500 (Moyen Âge)
Women -- Religious life
Women -- Middle Ages
Women -- Books and reading
Literature, Medieval -- Appreciation
German literature -- Middle High German
French literature
Literature, Medieval
Women and literature
Chronological Term To 1500
Indexed Term Chrétien de Troyes.
Courtly Romance.
Female Spirituality.
Use of images.
Vernacular Literature.
Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9781641893770
ISBN 9781641893787
9781641893770 hardcover
Standard No. 10.1515/9781641893787 doi
UKMGB 019787365
AU@ 000068059672
DKDLA 820120-katalog:9910002619705765

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