Virgin Whore

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Product Details

Price
$52.74
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publish Date
Pages
294
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781501730337

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About the Author

Emma Maggie Solberg is an Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture in the English department at Bowdoin College.

Reviews

"Solberg adds new and surprising insights to ongoing conversations about Marian traditions and the history of sexuality."

--Choice

"Emma Maggie Solberg's Virgin Whore lives up to its provocative, no-punches-pulled title. Engagingly written, it is actively subversive from the get-go."

--Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"Solberg illuminates with careful attention the specific insults hurled in one play at both the adulteress whom Christ rescues in the Gospel of John and the Virgin herself"

--The New York Review of Books

"Virgin Whore contributes not only to Marian studies but also to literary studies more widely by demonstrating early drama's use and transformation of tropes shared throughout the corpus of medieval literature. Providing a solid historical context for its arguments, this work will also be useful for scholars working on early performance, Jewish-Christian relations and anti-Semitism, Marian and Reformation theology, and medieval gender. Like the figure forming its subject matter, this is a visceral, courageous, and occasionally mischievous study."

--Studies in the Age of Chaucer
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