The Resource The discourse of enclosure : representing women in Old English literature, by Shari Horner

The discourse of enclosure : representing women in Old English literature, by Shari Horner

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The discourse of enclosure : representing women in Old English literature
Title
The discourse of enclosure
Title remainder
representing women in Old English literature
Statement of responsibility
by Shari Horner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring Old English texts ranging from Beowulf to Aelfric's Lives of Saints, this book examines ways that women's monastic, material, and devotional practices in Anglo-Saxon England shaped literary representations of women and femininity. Horner argues that these representations derive from a "discourse" of female monastic enclosure, based on the increasingly strict rules of cloistered confinement that regulated the female religious body in the early Middle Ages. She shows that the female subjects of much Old English literature are enclosed by many layers - literal and figurative, textual, material, discursive, and spatial - all of which image and reinforce the powerful institutions imposed by the Church on the female body. Though it has long been recognized that medieval religious women were enclosed, and that virginity was highly valued, this book is the first to consider the interrelationships of these two positions - that is, how the material practices of female monasticism inform the textual operations of Old English literature."--Jacket
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1961-
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Horner, Shari
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR179.W65
LC item number
H67 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women
  • Enclosure (Monasticism)
  • Women in literature
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Femmes
  • Clôture (Monachisme)
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Enclosure (Monasticism)
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Women
  • Literatur
  • Frau
  • Geschichte
  • England
  • Altenglisch
Label
The discourse of enclosure : representing women in Old English literature, by Shari Horner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The discourse of enclosure: inscribing the feminine in Old English literature -- Looking into enclosure in the Old English female lyrics -- Voices from the margins: women and textual enclosure in Beowulf -- Textual/sexual violence: the Old English Juliana and the Anglo-Saxon female reader -- Bodies and borders: the hermeneutics of enclosure in Ælfric's Lives of female saints -- Christina of Markyate and legacies of enclosure
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780791450093
Lccn
00049237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45122536
  • (OCoLC)ocm45122536
Label
The discourse of enclosure : representing women in Old English literature, by Shari Horner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) 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
The discourse of enclosure: inscribing the feminine in Old English literature -- Looking into enclosure in the Old English female lyrics -- Voices from the margins: women and textual enclosure in Beowulf -- Textual/sexual violence: the Old English Juliana and the Anglo-Saxon female reader -- Bodies and borders: the hermeneutics of enclosure in Ælfric's Lives of female saints -- Christina of Markyate and legacies of enclosure
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780791450093
Lccn
00049237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45122536
  • (OCoLC)ocm45122536

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