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See detailIllicit speech, unsayable bodies, and eighteenth-century medievalism: "Nocrion: conte allobroge"
Leglu, Catherine UL

in Forum for Modern Language Studies (2019), 55(2), 171--186

The eighteenth-century 'conte'"Nocrion" adapts an Old French fabliau to explore the unsayable and the feminine body via a series of distancing devices: antiquarianism, euphemism, and other languages. This ... [more ▼]

The eighteenth-century 'conte'"Nocrion" adapts an Old French fabliau to explore the unsayable and the feminine body via a series of distancing devices: antiquarianism, euphemism, and other languages. This article highlights the fidelity shown by one of its presumed authors (the Comte de Caylus) to the medieval sources, with reference to another, similar, work, "Les Manteaux". Adapting comic medieval sources is a means of exploring the nascent concerns of philology. [less ▲]

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See detailDid women perform satirical poetry? Trobairitz and Soldadeiras in Medieval Occitan poetry
Leglu, Catherine UL

in Forum for Modern Language Studies (2001), 37(1), 15-25

Women poets (trobairitz) are named as authors of satirical poems of the 12th-13th centuries. It is not known if they were accepted culturally as performers. This chapter suggests that women performers are ... [more ▼]

Women poets (trobairitz) are named as authors of satirical poems of the 12th-13th centuries. It is not known if they were accepted culturally as performers. This chapter suggests that women performers are received in culturally-determined ways that can make it difficult to view their work solely as subsersive. [less ▲]

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