Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative

Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation

  • Authors
  • Brooke Heidenreich Findley

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction Authors, Writers, Singers, and Women: Gendering Literary Creation in Medieval French Culture

  3. From Minstrel Heroine to Poet Heroine: The Thirteenth Century and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
  4. Dangerous Muses: Toute Belle and Her Sisters in the Fourteenth-Century Dit

  5. Women at the Origins: Fifteenth-Century Prose Romance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Brooke Heidenreich Findley
      Pages 167-191
    3. Brooke Heidenreich Findley
      Pages 193-201
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-267

About this book


Examining French literature from the medieval period, Findley revises our understanding of medieval literary composition as a largely masculine activity, suggesting instead that writing is seen in these texts as problematically gendered and often feminizing.


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