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Contents Some Opening Words Acknowledgments Introduction Reading, Writing, and Relationships in Dialogue Linda Olson When Women Preached: An Introduction to Female Homiletic, Sacramental, and Liturgical Roles in the Later Middle Ages Kathryn Kerby-Fulton The Dialogues 1. Spaces between Letters: Augustine's Correspondence with Women Catherine Conybeare Response to Catherine Conybeare: Women of Letters? Mark Vessey 2. Sharing Texts: Anselmian Prayers, a Nunnery's Psalter, and the Role of Friendship Mary Jane Morrow A Token Of Friendship? Anselmian Prayers and a Nunnery's Psalter: Response to Mary Jane Morrow: Where Do We Go from Here? David N. Bell 3. The Epistolae duorum amantium and the Ascription to Heloise and Abelard C. Stephen Jaeger The Authorship of the Epistolae duorum amantium: A Reconsideration Giles Constable A Reply to Giles Constable C. Stephen Jaeger 4. Listening for the Voices of Admont's Twelfth-Century Nuns Alison I. Beach The Voices of Women in Twelfth-Century Europe John Van Engen 5. Women and Creative Intelligence in Medieval Thought Alcuin Blamires More Thoughts on Medieval Women's Intelligence: Denied, Projected, Embodied Barbara Newman 6. Eciam Mulier: Women in Lollardy and the Problem of Sources Fiona Somerset Eciam Lollardi: Some Further Thoughts on Fiona Somerset's "Eciam Mulier: Women in Lollardy and the Problem of Sources" Kathryn Kerby-Fulton 7. The Wycliffite Woman: Reading Women in Fifteenth-Century Bohemia Alfred Thomas Response to Alfred Thomas's "ÔThe Wyfcliffite Woman': Reading Women in Fifteenth-Century Bohemia" Dyan Elliott 8. Playing Doctor: St. Birgitta, Ritual Reading, and Ecclesiastical Authority Katherine Zieman "Voices Magnified": Response to Katherine Zieman Margot Fassler 9. Reading Lessons at Syon Abbey: The Myroure of Oure Ladye and the Mandates of Vernacular Theology Elizabeth Schirmer "General Words": Response to Elizabeth Schirmer Steven Justice 10. The Making of The Book of Margery Kempe Nicholas Watson Text and Self in The Book of Margery Kempe Felicity Riddy, University of York Afterwords Felicity Riddy and Nicholas Watson 11. Stepping into the Pulpit? Women's Preaching in The Book of Margery Kempe and The Examinations of Anne Askew Genelle Gertz-Robinson Response to Genelle Gertz-Robinson: "Stepping into the Pulpit?" David Wallace Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Women and literature -- History -- To 1500.
Literature, Medieval -- History and criticism.