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'Margery Kempe'.

Watt, D (2012) 'Margery Kempe'. In Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. New York: Oxford University Press.

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This online annotated bibliography introduces the reader to key criticism and studies of The Book of Margery Kempe and its contexts. It offers an overview of the field, followed by a review of scholarly texts, editions, text books and translations, and anthologies. Covering religious and historical contexts, it looks at mysticism, hagiography, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, English and European contexts, and geographies of belief. It considers issues of authority, authorship and voice, and of gender and sexuality, including feminist approaches, queer readings, and studies of the body. The final sections look at Kempe's reputation and the afterlife of the Book and at fictionalizations of Kempe's life.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English
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Date : 1 December 2012
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Watt, D. (2012). Margery Kempe’. Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. A Hadfield. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Available online at:
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Date Deposited : 27 Sep 2012 11:48
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