Bodytalk

Bodytalk
When Women Speak in Old French Literature

E. Jane Burns

1993 | 304 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $24.95
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Listening to Bodies Talk

PART I. KNOWING WOMEN
Chapter One: A Close Look at Female Orifices in Farce and Fabliau
—Head or Ass? Refocusing the Penis-Eye
—Lips or Labia? How Headless Women Speak
Chapter Two: A Taste of Knowledge: Genesis and Generation in the Jeu d'Adam
—Mind Over Matter: Why Women Should Be Silent
—Matter Before Mind: How Women Come First

PART II. DESIRING LADIES
Chapter Three: Beauty in the Blindspot: Philomena's Talking Hands
Chapter Four: Rewriting Men's Stories: Enide's Disruptive Mouths
Chapter Five: Why Beauty Laughs