Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs: Intersections of Gender and by Liz Herbert McAvoy, Mari Hughes-Edwards

By Liz Herbert McAvoy, Mari Hughes-Edwards

Until lately, the determine of the medieval anchorite and the underlying ideological strategies that framed her daily lifestyles have escaped special exam, regardless of the anchorite’s significance to the learn of medieval tradition. This assortment brings jointly best students within the box of gender and anchoritic reviews that allows you to learn anchoritic enclosure from quite a few varied views. In so doing, Anchorites, Wombs, and Tombs bargains illuminating conclusions approximately how the phenomenon of anchoritism used to be stricken by, and in flip, inspired modern notions of gender difference.

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M. Patten, The Embryology of the Pig (Philadelphia, 1948), p. 7, fig. 2, and p. 101, figs 52 and 53. The Knowing of Woman’s Kind, p. 47. , p. 50. The English Text of the Ancrene Riwle: Ancrene Wisse: Edited from MS. Corpus Christi College Cambridge 402, by J. R. R. s. 249 (London, New York and Toronto, 1962), pp. 192–3. The corresponding translation of every quotation from Ancrene Wisse is taken from Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works, trans. and intro. Anne Savage and Nicholas Watson (New York and Mahwah, 1991), here at p.

Warren, Anchorites and their Patrons, p. 123. , p. 40. Roberta Gilchrist, Gender and Archaeology: Contesting the Past (London and New York, 1999), p. 100. 26 29 30 31 32 33 LIZ HERBERT McAVOY AND MARI HUGHES-EDWARDS Pierre Bourdieu, The Logic of Practice, trans. Richard Nice (Cambridge and Stanford, 1990), p. 69. , p. 69. On the theory of ‘interpellation’ see Louis Althusser, ‘Ideology and ideological state apparatuses’, as reproduced in Literary Theory: An Anthology, ed. Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan (Oxford, 1998; various reprints), pp.

678; Macpherson, p. 98. de Institutione, p. 673 (my emphasis); Macpherson, pp. 92–3. ‘For we are buried together with him by baptism into death’ (Romans 6: 4) and ‘Buried with him in baptism’ (Colossians 2: 12). Legatus Divinae Pietatis, 4, 31, in Revelationes Gertrudianae, 1, p. 393 (again, the translation is my own). Compare also The Shewings of Julian of Norwich, ed. Georgia Ronan Crampton, TEAMS (Kalamazoo, 1994), pp. 69–70. The Shewings, p. 146. Ancrene Wisse, p. 57; Savage and Watson, p. 54.

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