Table of contents for Authority and the female body in the writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe / Liz Herbert McAvoy.


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CONTENTS
Acknowledgements
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INTRODUCTION		 
 Proscribed Spaces and Marginalities
 Female Specificities, Subjectivities and Theories of the Body
 Reception and Response: An Overview
1. MOTHERHOOD AND MARGERY KEMPE		
The Motherhood Hermeneutic
Margery's Children as Structural Cohesion
Imitatio: Margery as Maternal Martyr
Margery and the Maternal Dichotomy
Motherhood as Performative Strategy
Motherhood as Protective Strategy
2. THE MOTHERHOOD MATRIX IN THE WRITING OF JULIAN NORWICH	
 	Society and Enclosure: Maps of Experience
	Anchorhold: Womb and Tomb
Images of the (M)other: Tears, Suffering and Jouissance
Blood and the Imagery of Childbirth
Love without Condition: Reading the Maternal in The Parable of the Lord and Servant
From Worldly to Spiritual: The Maternal Inscription upon the Divine
3. DISCOURSES OF PROSTITUTION AND THE BOOK OF MARGERY KEMPE
The Female Body as Commodity: Theory and Practice
'Þei clepyd hir Englisch sterte...': Strategies of Disruption
'sche stode in þe same place þer Mary Mawdelyn stode': The Whore and the Holy Woman
 	The Song of Songs and the Two Faces of Eve
4.	'?YF THOWE BE PAYEDE,' QUOD OURE LORDE, 'I AM PAYEDE': HERMENEUTICS OF THE 
HOLY WHORE IN JULIAN OF NORWICH	
 Julian and the Body: A Critical Overview
	The Flesh, the Body and the Abject
 	Saints and Sinners: Sex and the Redemptive Female
	The Female Body as Commodity: Recontextualisation
Sexuality and the Fiendish Encounter
Hermeneutics of Profit and Loss
	Commonality and the Holy Whore
5.	MARGERY KEMPE: WISDOM, AUTHORITY AND THE FEMALE UTTERANCE	
 
 	'þe muð þe speoweð ut atter...': Orality and the Female Voice
 	'a fals loller, & a fals deceyuer of þe pepyl': Margery and the Lollard Threat
Apostless, Sibyl and Margery's own Cité des Dames
'Settyth al ?owr trust in god & feryth not þe langage of þe world...': The Authority of the Word
6. JULIAN OF NORWICH: VOICE OF THE WISE WOMAN	
	Cave and Anchorhold: The Presence of the Absent body
Youth versus Experience: Body Problematics and the Prophetic Female Voice
'Wintering into Wisdom': Sapiential Theology and the Female Voice	
 Preservation and Dissemination of the Female Voice: Questions of Audience
AFTERWORD	
Bibliography
Index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English literature Middle English, 1100-1500 History and criticism, Mysticism in literature, Julian, of Norwich, b, 1343, Knowledge Human anatomy, Christian literature, English (Middle) History and criticism, English literature Women authors History and criticism, Mysticism England History Middle Ages, 600-1500, Kempe, Margery, b, ca, 1373, Book of Margery Kempe, Women and literature England History To 1500, Body, Human, in literature, Authority in literature, Women in literature