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The Resource Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Paul E. Szarmach

Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Paul E. Szarmach

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Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England
Title
Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England
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edited by Paul E. Szarmach
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Language
eng
Summary
The twelve essays in this collection advance the contemporary study of the women saints of Anglo-Saxon England by challenging received wisdom and offering alternative methodologies. The work embraces a number of different scholarly approaches, from codicological study to feminist theory. While some contributions are dedicated to the description and reconstruction of female lives of saints and their cults, others explore the broader ideological and cultural investments of the literature. The volume concentrates on four major areas: the female saint in the Old English Martyrology, genre including hagiography and homelitic writing, motherhood and chastity, and differing perspectives on lives of virgin martyrs. The essays reveal how saints' lives that exist on the apparent margins of orthodoxy actually demonstrate a successful literary challenge extending the idea of a holy life.--
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Biographical or historical data
Paul E. Szarmach is an emeritus professor of English and Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley
Cataloging source
CAUOI
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Szarmach, Paul E.
Series statement
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Series volume
14
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  • Christian literature, English (Old)
  • Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Christian hagiography
  • Women saints in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Littérature chrétienne anglaise (vieil anglais)
  • Littérature chrétienne latine médiévale et moderne
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Hagiographie chrétienne
  • Saintes chrétiennes dans la littérature
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Mères dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian literature, English (Old)
  • Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • English literature
  • Mothers in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Women saints in literature
  • England
  • Altenglisch
  • Christliche Literatur
  • Heilige
  • Angelsachsen
  • Hagiografie
  • Christian literature, English
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
Label
Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Paul E. Szarmach
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Paul E. Szarmach -- Female hagiography in the Old English Martyrology / Christine Rauer -- Bodies and land : the place of gender in the Old English Martyrology / Jacqueline Stodnick -- Why is Margaret's the only Life in London, BL, Cotton Tiberius A.iii? / Tracey-Anne Cooper -- Æthelgifu's Will as hagiography / Mary Louise Fellows -- Assuming virginity : tradition and the naked narrative in Ælfric's Homily on the Assumption of the Virgin / Rebecca Stephenson -- Genre trouble : reading the Old English Vita of Saint Euphrosyne / Robin Norris -- More genre trouble : the life of Mary of Egypt / Paul E. Szarmach -- "Nutrix pia" : the flowering of the cult of St Æthelthryth in Anglo-Saxon England / John Black -- The Kentish Queen as Omnium Mater : Goscelin of Saint-Bertin’s Lections and the emergence of the cult of Saint Seaxburh / Virginia Blanton -- Agnes among the Anglo-Saxons : patristic influences in Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Saxon versions of the Passio of Saint Agnes / Rhonda McDaniel -- Heavenly bodies : paradoxes of martyrdom in Ælfric’s Lives of Saints / Renée R. Trilling -- "Torture me, rend me, burn me, kill me!" Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and the depiction of female sanctity / Rosalind Love
Control code
ocn871355496
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442664579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5cp22z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871355496
Label
Writing women saints in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Paul E. Szarmach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Paul E. Szarmach -- Female hagiography in the Old English Martyrology / Christine Rauer -- Bodies and land : the place of gender in the Old English Martyrology / Jacqueline Stodnick -- Why is Margaret's the only Life in London, BL, Cotton Tiberius A.iii? / Tracey-Anne Cooper -- Æthelgifu's Will as hagiography / Mary Louise Fellows -- Assuming virginity : tradition and the naked narrative in Ælfric's Homily on the Assumption of the Virgin / Rebecca Stephenson -- Genre trouble : reading the Old English Vita of Saint Euphrosyne / Robin Norris -- More genre trouble : the life of Mary of Egypt / Paul E. Szarmach -- "Nutrix pia" : the flowering of the cult of St Æthelthryth in Anglo-Saxon England / John Black -- The Kentish Queen as Omnium Mater : Goscelin of Saint-Bertin’s Lections and the emergence of the cult of Saint Seaxburh / Virginia Blanton -- Agnes among the Anglo-Saxons : patristic influences in Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Saxon versions of the Passio of Saint Agnes / Rhonda McDaniel -- Heavenly bodies : paradoxes of martyrdom in Ælfric’s Lives of Saints / Renée R. Trilling -- "Torture me, rend me, burn me, kill me!" Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and the depiction of female sanctity / Rosalind Love
Control code
ocn871355496
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442664579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5cp22z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871355496

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