Reading Dido: Gender, Textuality, and Medieval Aeneid

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U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Carthage (Extinct city) - 296 pages
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Dux Femina Facti Virgils Dido in the Historical Context
Dido as Libido From Augustine to Dante
Dido in Courtly Romance and the Structures of History
Sely Dido and the Chaucerian Gaze
Didos Double Wound in Caxtons Eneydos and Gavin Douglass Eneados
Christine de Pizans Feminist Self Fashioning and the Invention of Dido
On Reading Dido
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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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