Bodytalk by E. Jane Burns
When Women Speak in Old French Literature (New Cultural Studies Series)

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In Bodytalk, E. Jane Burns contends that female protagonists in medieval texts authored by men can be heard to talk back against the stereotyped and codified roles that their fictive anatomy is designed to convey.


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E. Jane Burns is L. M. Slifkin Distinguished Term Professor in the Curriculum in Women's studies at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of "Courtly Love Undressed: Reading Through Clothes in Medieval French Culture, Bodytalk: When Women Speak in Old French Literature, Arthurian Fictions: Rereading the Vulgate Cycle," and translator of "The Quest for the Holy in Lancelot-Grail: The Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation," She co-edited with Roberta L. Krueger the special issue of "Romance Notes" on "Courtly Ideology and Woman's Place in Old French Literature," and is one of the founding editors of the "Medieval Feminist Forum,"
Published February 1, 1993 by Univ of Pennsylvania Pr. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction