Date of Award

5-16-2009

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Department

Liberal Studies

First Reader

Kate Greenspan

Second Reader

Marc André Wiesmann

Abstract

This thesis will trace the progression of proto-feminist themes Marie de France and Christine de Pizan use to endorse women's empowerment through gynocentricity and female affectivity. As medieval women writers, both faced many injustices that went along 'with being a woman and a writer. Their solution, as seen in their themes, was for women to bond together to overcome the discrimination that hampered their lives and creativity.

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