Long overlooked in standard reference works, pioneering women medievalists finally receive their due in Women Medievalists and the Academy. This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplinesincluding literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology or religious studies, and philosophyeach essay delves into one woman's life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these extraordinary personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women's roles in the development of scholarship and the academy.
The collection begins in the eighteenth century with Elizabeth Elstob and continues through to the present day, and includesamong more than seventy profilessuch important figures as Anna Jameson, Lina Eckenstein, Georgiana Goddard King, Eileen [Edna Le Poer] Power, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Whitelock, Susan Mosher Stuard, Marcia Colish, and Caroline Walker Bynum, among others.
|Publisher:||University of Wisconsin Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
Jane Chance is professor of English at Rice University and author or editor of nineteen other books, including Woman as Hero in Old English Literature (1986), Medieval Mythography, volumes 1 and 2 (1994, 2000), and Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages (1996). She edits three series, the Boydell and Brewer Library of Medieval Women, the Greenwood Guides to Historic Events in the Medieval World, and the new Praeger Series on the Middle Ages.