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Catherine Innes-Parker

BA, MA, PhD
Phone: 
(902) 566-0428
Department: 
English
Office: 
Main Building, 219
Education: 
BA, MA (McMaster)
PhD (Memorial)

My current research focuses on women's literacy in the middle ages. I study medieval attitudes towards women's reading in texts written by, for, and about women, and patterns of manuscript ownership to determine what women actually read.

  1. "The Legacy of Ancrene Wisse: Translations, Adaptations, Influences and Readers." in A Companion to Ancrene Wisse, ed. Yoko Wada. London: Boydell and Brewer (Forthcoming).
  2. "Mi bodi henge wix zi bodi neiled o rode: The Gendering of the Pauline Concept of Crucifixion with Christ in Medieval Devotional Prose for Women." Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 28:1 (1999) 49-62.
  3. "Subversion and Conformity in Julian of Norwich: Authority, Vision and the Motherhood of God." Mystics Quarterly 23:2 (June, 1997) 7-35.
  4. "Ancrene Wisse and ye Wohunge of Ure Lauerd: The Thirteenth-Century Female Reader and the Lover-Knight." In Women, the Book and the Godly, ed. Jane Taylor and Lesley Smith. London: Boydell and Brewer, 1995 (pp.137-147).
  5. "The Lady and the King: Ancrene Wisse's Parable of the Royal Wooing Re-examined." English Studies 75 (1994) 509-522.
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