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Gender and Voice in Medieval French Literature and Song

Rachel May Golden and Katherine Kong


This volume brings together literary and musical compositions of medieval France, including the Occitanian region, identifying the use of voice in these works as a way of articulating gendered identities. The contributors to this volume argue that because medieval texts were often read or sung aloud, voice is central for understanding the performance, transmission, and reception of work from the period across a wide variety of genres. These chapters offer close readings of narrative and lyric poetry, chivalric romance, sermons, letters, political writing, motets, troubadour and trouvère lyric, ... More

Keywords: troubadour, trouvère lyric, performance, gendered identities, Occitanian region, women's voices, masculinity, feminist readings, power dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813069036
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813069036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel May Golden, editor
University of Tennessee

Katherine Kong, editor

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Front Matter


Rachel May Golden and Katherine Kong

1 Silence and Speech

Katherine Kong

2 It Takes Two

Tamara Bentley Caudill

3 “Per vers o per chanso”

Anne Adele Levitsky

6 Real Men Preach

Lydia M. Walker

7 Chansons polies?

Lisa Colton

8 Jonete et Jolie

Anna Kathryn Grau

10 Voiceover

Daisy Delogu