The Resource Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500, Misty Schieberle

Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500, Misty Schieberle

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Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500
Title
Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500
Statement of responsibility
Misty Schieberle
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eng
Summary
The term 'feminized counsel' denotes the advice associated with and spoken by women characters. This book demonstrates that rather than classify women's voices as an opposite against which to define masculine authority, late medieval vernacular poets embraced the feminine as a representation of their subordination to kings, patrons, and authorities. The works studied include Gower's 'Confessio Amantis', Chaucer's 'Legend of Good Women' and 'Melibee', and English translations of Christine de Pizan's 'Epistre Othea'. To advise readers, these texts draw on the politicized genre of mirrors for princes. Whereas Latin mirrors such as the 'Secretum secretorum' and Giles of Rome's 'De regimine principum' represented women as inferior, weak, and detrimental to masculine authority, these vernacular texts break traditional expectations and portray women as essential and authoritative political counsellors. By considering Latin and French sources, historical models of queens' intercessions, and literary models of authoritative female personifications, this study explores the woman counsellor as a literary topos that enabled poets to criticize, advise, and influence powerful readers. 'Feminized Counsel' elucidates the manner in which vernacular poets concerned with issues of counsel, mercy, and power identified with fictional women's struggles to develop authority in the political sphere. These women counsellors become enabling models that paradoxically generate authority for poets who also lack access to traditionally recognized forms of intellectual or literary authority
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ERASA
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Schieberle, Misty
Index
index present
LC call number
PR317.W66
LC item number
S35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Disputatio
Series volume
v. 26
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  • Gower, John
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Christine
  • Gower, John
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Christine
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • English poetry
  • Women in literature
  • Advice in literature
  • Counseling in literature
  • Society in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social history
  • Literatur
  • Mittelenglisch
  • Beratung
  • Frau
  • Advice in literature
  • Counseling in literature
  • English poetry
  • Literature and society
  • Social history
  • Society in literature
  • Women in literature
  • England
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Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500, Misty Schieberle
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women, counsel, and marriage metaphors in John Gower's Confessio Amantis -- 'Lerne this at me!' Alceste as a model for the Poet in the Legend of Good Women -- Exemplarity and Chaucer's Melibee: contexualizing Prudence's authority -- Male translators' identification with women: the Epistre Othea in Middle English -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9782503550121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880556189
  • (OCoLC)ocn880556189
Label
Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500, Misty Schieberle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women, counsel, and marriage metaphors in John Gower's Confessio Amantis -- 'Lerne this at me!' Alceste as a model for the Poet in the Legend of Good Women -- Exemplarity and Chaucer's Melibee: contexualizing Prudence's authority -- Male translators' identification with women: the Epistre Othea in Middle English -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 224 pages
Isbn
9782503550121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880556189
  • (OCoLC)ocn880556189

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