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Title Constructing gender in medieval Ireland / edited by Sarah Sheehan and Ann Dooley
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Series The New Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Ann Dooley and Sarah Sheehan -- 1. Travelers and Settled Folk: Women, Honor, and Shame in Medieval Ireland ; Mirn N'Dhonnchadha -- 2. Sex in the civitas: Early Irish Intellectuals and their Vision of Women; Catherine Swift -- 3. Looking for 'Mr. Right' in "Tochmarc Becfhola" ; Joanne Findon -- 4. Playing for Power: Macha Mongrad's Sovereign Performance; Amy C. Mulligan -- 5. Feasts for the Eyes: Visuality and Desire in the Ulster Cycle; Sarah Sheehan -- 6. They Kept their Skirts On: Gender-Bending Motifs in Early Irish Hagiography; Judith L. Bishop -- 7. Human Frontiers in Medieval Irish Religious Literature; Jennifer Karyn Reid -- 8. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Late Medieval Irish "Rmnsaochta" ; Giselle Gos -- 9. Speaking with Forked Tongues: Gender and Narrative in the "Acallam" ; Ann Dooley
Medieval Irish texts reveal distinctive and unexpected constructions of gender. "Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland" illuminates these ideas through its fresh and provocative re-readings of a wide range of texts, including saga, romance, legal texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse. This ground-breaking collection presents new research by emerging and established scholars, who explore a variety of perspectives on sexual difference in medieval Irish culture. The contributors examine the intersections of gender with narrative, visuality, law, speech acts, transgression, and performance - painting a compelling picture of the many ways in which authors and audiences conceptualized gender in medieval Ireland
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Subject Gender identity in literature
Irish literature -- Middle Irish, 1100-1550 -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- General. bisacsh
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary. bisacsh
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Alt Author Dooley, Ann, 1943- editor of compilation
Sheehan, Sarah, 1976- editor of compilation
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