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dc.contributor.authorGaudet, Emily
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T18:27:53Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T18:27:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72175
dc.description.abstractThis thesis compares the representation of women’s medicine in Malory’s Morte Darthur, a Middle English Trotula treatise, and Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon. Specifically, it uses the portrayal of women healers in the Trotula treatise and The Mists of Avalon to perform a reparative reading of the Morte Darthur, filling in the gaps of women’s embodied experience that are mostly absent from Malory’s text. The intention of this thesis is not to criticize Malory for misogyny, or to rank these three texts according their level of feminism. Rather, it is to show that reading a variety of genres beside each other – a romance next to a medical treatise, next to a contemporary novel that uses écriture féminine – can reveal aspects of women’s experience in the texts that would not otherwise be visible. In short, it explores how Bradley draws on the seeds of feminism in the Arthurian legend to attempt to represent women’s embodiment more fully.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMalory, Thomas, Sir, active 15th centuryen_US
dc.subjectMedicine, Medievalen_US
dc.subjectMorte Darthuren_US
dc.subjectTrotulaen_US
dc.subjectMists of Avalonen_US
dc.subjectBradley, Marion Zimmeren_US
dc.subjectgynecologyen_US
dc.subjectécriture féminineen_US
dc.subjectWomen - Health and hygienen_US
dc.subjectWomen and literature
dc.titleWomen’s Medicine and Female Embodiment in the Morte Darthur, a Middle English Trotula Treatise, and The Mists of Avalonen_US
dc.date.defence2016-08-31
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJohn Baxteren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorLyn Bennetten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerElizabeth Edwardsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorKathleen Cawseyen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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