Reading Dido: Gender, Textuality, and Medieval Aeneid
U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Carthage (Extinct city) - 296 pages
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Aeneas Aeneas's Ages allegory appears authority becomes Boccaccio's body Carthage Caxton century chapter character Chaucer Christine Christine's Cité des dames classical commentary construction context critical cultural Dante death depicts desire Dido's story discourse discussion Douglas Douglas's early edition emphasizes Eneados Eneas English experience female figure French gender glosses Heroides historical Dido House of Fame human identity illustrates includes interpretive Italy John language late Latin Legend literary London male manuscript marriage masculine medieval memory Middle misogyny narrative narrator nature notes Ovid Ovid's particularly passage poet poetry political position possible practices presents printed produced prologue provides reader reading refers relation represents responses rhetorical role Roman Rose scene Servius sexual social specific status structure suggests suicide textual throughout tion tradition translation vernacular Virgil's Aeneid Virgil's text Virgilian visual woman women York
Page 15 - When the constructed status of gender is theorized as radically independent of sex, gender itself becomes a free-floating artifice, with the consequence that man and masculine might just as easily signify a female body as a male one, and woman and feminine a male body as easily as a female one.
Page 8 - As readers and teachers and scholars, women are taught to think as men, to identify with a male point of view, and to accept as normal and legitimate a male system of values, one of whose central principles is misogyny...
Page 14 - Aeneas, magalia quondam, miratur portas strepitumque et strata viarum. instant ardentes Tyrii: pars ducere muros molirique arcem et manibus subvolvere saxa, pars optare locum tecto et concludere sulco; iura magistratusque legunt sanctumque senatum. hie portus alii effodiunt; hie alta theatris fundamenta locant alii, imanisque columnas rupibus excidunt, scaenis decora alta futuris.
Page 28 - Deveniunt. Prima et Tellus et pronuba luno Dant signum : fulsere ignes, et conscius aether Conubiis, summoque ulularunt vertice Nymphae.
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