Date of Award
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
Marc André Wiesmann
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.
Glueck, Teva J., "I Will Help You Carry the Earth on My Shoulders: The Rise of Female Affectivity in Marie de France's Lais and Christine de Pizan's the Book of the City of Ladies" (2009). MALS Final Projects, 1995-2019. 63.