Publication – « Gender and exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain », dir. María Morrás, Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida, and Yonsoo Kim

Gender and Exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain gathers a series of studies on the interplay between gender, sanctity and exemplarity in regard to literary production in the Iberian peninsula. The first section examines how women were con¬strued as saintly examples through narratives, mostly composed by male writers; the second focuses on the use made of exemplary life-accounts by women writers in order to fashion their own social identity and their role as authors.
The volume includes studies on relevant models (Mary Magdalen, Virgin Mary, living saints), means of transmission, sponsorship and agency (reading circles, print, patronage), and female writers (Leonor López de Córdoba, Isabel de Villena, Teresa of Ávila) involved in creating textual exemplars for women.

Table des matières :

María Morrás – SaintsTextual: Embodying Female Exemplarity in Spanish Literature

Part I: Rewriting Models

Hagiography, Corporeality, and the Gaze: Sexual/Ascetic Tension in the Vida de Santa María Egipciaca, Andrew M. Beresford
Under Suspicion: Mary Magdalene in Late Medieval Castile, Virtuous and Illustrious?, María Morrás
Discernment of Spirits and Spiritual Authority: the Tractatus de vita spirituali and its Afterlife, Rosa Vidal Doval
Women Prophets for a New World: Angela of Foligno, “Living Saints”, and the Religious Reform Movement in Cardinal Cisneros’s Castile, Pablo Acosta-García
Models of Female Spirituality in Sixteenth-Century Spain: Women Accused of Lutheranism, Jimena Gamba Corradine

Part II: Inscribing Models:

“No hay quien vele a Alonso”: Imitatio Mariae and the Problem of Conversion in Leonor López de Córdoba’s Memorias, Ryan D. Giles;
Speaking of Heaven in Conventual Women’s Writing (Constanza de Castilla, Teresa de Cartagena, Isabel de Villena, and Teresa de Jesús), Lesley K. Twomey
Torn to Pieces: Textual Destruction in Teresa de Jesús’s Vida, C. van Ginhoven

Informations pratiques :

Gender and exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain », dir. María Morrás, Rebeca Sanmartín Bastida, and Yonsoo Kim

Source : Brill

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