By Gail Ashton
During this interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking learn, Gail Ashton examines the portrayals of girls saints in a variety of medieval texts. She deploys the French feminist severe concept of Cixous and Iriguray to light up those depictions of girls via males and to extra our figuring out of either the lives and deeds of woman saints and the modern, and quite often male, attitudes to them.
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