Women in Medieval through 17th Century Literature

Women in Medieval - Women in Medieval Women th through 17 Century through Literature Literature An Overview Copyright 2006 Sean William Doyle

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Unformatted text preview: Women in Medieval Women th through 17 Century through Literature Literature An Overview Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Trobairitz of the Middle Ages Castelloza (b. ca. 1200 CE) – Chanson II La Comtessa de Dia (b. ca. 1140 CE) – Estat Ai En Greu Cossirier Bieiris De Romans – Chanson to Maria Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Marie de France She lived during the 12th century CE She mainly wrote lais, fables, and hagiographical romances Major Works: – Selections from Marie’s Fables – St. Patrick’s Purgatory Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Vittoria Colonna 1492­1547 CE She mainly wrote love lyrics (rime amorose) and sacred poems (rime spirituali) Major Works: – Aspiration Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Gaspara Stampa 1523?­1554 CE She mainly wrote sonnets Major Works: – “She Dictates Her Own Epitaph” Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Veronica Franco 1546­1591 She was a courtesan who mainly wrote sonnets Major Works: – A Warning to a Mother Considering Turning Her Daughter into a Courtesan Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Marguerite of Navarre 1492­1549 CE She wrote dramas, verse epistles, rondeaux and songs, and long poems Major Work: – Heptameron “First Day, Novel VII” Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Louise Labé Ca. 1520­1566 CE She mainly wrote elegies and sonnets Major Works: – The Debate between Madness and Love – Sonnets 18 and 24 – Dedicatory Epistle to Mademoiselle Clémence de Bourges 25 July 1555 Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Anne Bradstreet 1612­1672 CE She was America’s first published poet. Major Works: – The Tenth Muse, Lately Spring Up in America “The Prologue” “Before the Birth of One of My Children” Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Ca. 1648­1695 CE She wrote sonnets, romances, one­act plays, comedies, and philosophical poems Major Works: – First Dream – La Respuesta Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Aphra Behn 1640­1689 CE She was England’s first professional female writer and first professional female playwright She wrote poems, prose fiction, and plays Major Works: – Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave – “Francesca’s Song” from The Dutch Lover – Preface to The Luckey Chance, Or, An Alderman’s Bargain Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Anne Kingsmill Finch 1661­1720 CE She wrote mainly love poetry Major Works: – The Introduction – The Unequal Fetters Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle Food for Thought What specific contributions did the trobairitz make to the development of medieval literature? Who was the most significant female literary figure of the Renaissance and why? Who was the most significant female literary figure of the 17th century and why? Copyright 2006, Sean William Doyle ...
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