Following her persuasive study The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria (Baltimore, 2010), which provided a rehabilitation of this much-maligned spouse of the French king Charles VI, Adams now tackles the political allegiance of Christine de Pizan
in late medieval France, a country in the midst of a hundred year conflict with England and eventually tom apart by civil war.
A more sensitive treatment of Christine's negation and simultaneous appropriation of the Roman de la Rose in order to authorize her own poetics is offered in Kevin Brownlee, "Discourses of the Self: Christine de Pizan
and the Romance of the Rose," in Rethinking the Romance of the Rose: Text, Image, Reception, ed.
See also Thelma Fenster, '"Perdre son latin': Christine de Pizan
and Vernacular Humanism," in Christine de Pizan
and the Categories of Difference, ed.
In addition to Christine de Pizan
, the authors examined include Anne de France, Laura Cereta, Marguerite de Navarre and the Dames de la Roche.
En su Epistola de Otea, por ejemplo, Christine de Pizan
le advierte al buen caballero de "estar al acecho a todas horas de Atropos y su lanza, que alcanza a todos y no perdona a nadie; esto te hara pensar en el alma" (34.
Hult's book focuses on the person responsible for launching the debate of the Romance of the Rose, Christine de Pizan
For instance, in "Christine de Pizan
's Life in Lament," Nadia Margolis traces the historical causes for the many different types of heart-rending lament that Christine de Pizan
penned over her life, ending with a discussion of Pizan's Heures de Contemplacion.
Conocia el lector a Cristina de Pizan
, Murasaki Shikibu, Hildegard von Bibgen, Aphra Behn?
A book that uses subject material like Byzantine art and the writings of Christine de Pizan
to launch an investigation into the way the mind works, and to get at the heart of thought before it can be analyzed would seem like a foolish, if not impossible, endeavoraunless the project were a book of poetry by Alice Notley.
There are household names like groundbreaking fashion designer Coco Chanel, but also lesser knowns, such as Christine de Pizan
, a bookmaker and writer who argued for the worth of women in the early 15th century.
Both Christine de Pizan
and Derrida show that reading is a privileged encounter with Fortune, imparting significance to apparently random diversions along the path of study.
She presents the women's voices in the debate, beginning with Christine de Pizan