Medieval Woman's Song

Medieval Woman's Song brings together scholars in a range of disciplines to examine how both men and women contributed to this art form. Without eschewing consideration of authorship, the collection deliberately overturns the long-standing scholarly practice of treating as separate and distinct entities female-voice lyrics composed by men and those composed by women. What is at stake here is less the voice of women themselves than its cultural and generic construction.

Medieval Woman's Song
Cross-Cultural Approaches

Edited by Anne L. Klinck and Ann Marie Rasmussen

2001 | 288 pages | Cloth $59.95
Literature | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Introduction
—Anne L. Klinck
Chapter 1 Sappho and Her Daughters: Some Parallels Between Ancient and Medieval Woman's Song
—Anne L. Klinck
Chapter 2 Ides geomrode giddum: The Old English Female Lament
—Pat Belanoff
Chapter 3 Women's Performance of the Lyric Before 1500
—Susan Boynton
Chapter 4 Ca no soe joglaresa: Women and Music in Medieval Spain's Three Cultures
—Judith R. Cohen
Chapter 5 Feminine Voices in the Galician-Portuguese cantigas de amigo
—Esther Corral
Chapter 6 Sewing like a Girl: Working Women in the chansons de toile
—E. Jane Burns
Chapter 7 Fictions of the Female Voice: The Women Troubadours
—Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner
Chapter 8 The Conception of Female Roles in the Woman's Song of Reinmar and the Comtessa de Dia
—Ingrid Kasten
Chapter 9 Reason and the Female Voice in Walther von der Vogelweide's Poetry
—Ann Marie Rasmussen
Chapter 10 Ventriloquisms: When Maidens Speak in English Songs, c. 1300-1550Judith M. Bennett

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments