The Third Gender and Aelfric's Lives of Saints
In The Third Gender, McDaniel addresses the idea of the "third gender" in early hagiography and Latin treatises on virginity and then examines Aelfric's treatment of gender in his translations of Latin monastic Lives for his non-monastic audiences. She first investigates patristic ideas about a "third gender" by describing this concept within the theoretical frameworks of monasticism and then turns to creating a historical and theological cultural context within which to locate an interpretation of Aelfric's portrayals of male and female saints.
Introduction The Latin Doctors and the Concept of Metagender Metagender, Gender, and Aelfric's Lives of Saints Metagender Brides and Soldiers of Christ Material & Spiritual Bodies Material & Spiritual Rulership Chaste Marriage Conclusion: Metagender, Gender, and Aelfric Bibliography
Rhonda L. McDaniel is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University and is interested in Anglo-Saxon studies, hagiography, manuscript studies, memory, and gender.
New Titles List
Rhonda L McDaniel
Richard Rawlinson Center Series
- Aedificia Nova - Studies in Honor of Rosemary Cramp
- Anglo-Saxon Books and Their Readers - Essays in Celebration of Helmut Gneuss's Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
- Eye and Mind - Collected Essays in Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval Art by Robert Deshman
- The Old English Hexateuch - Aspects and Approaches
- The Recovery of Old English - Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
- The Third Gender and Aelfric's Lives of Saints