Women Medievalists and the Academy

Women Medievalists and the Academy

by Jane Chance (Editor)

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Overview


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 disciplines—including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology or religious studies, and philosophy—each 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 includes—among more than seventy profiles—such 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299207502
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/06/2005
Edition description: 1
Pages: 1120
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.

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