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Women and Disability in Medieval Literature

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

About this book


This book is first in its field to analyze how disability and gender both thematically and formally operate within late medieval popular literature. Reading romance, conduct manuals, and spiritual autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered model' for exploring the processes by which differences like gender and disability get coded as deviant.


English literature gender medieval literature Middle Ages women

About the authors

TORY VANDEVENTER PEARMAN is Assistant Professor of English at Miami University Hamilton, USA. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Essays in Medieval Studies and The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability.

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