Power, Networks, and Transgression in England and France, 600-1500

This project considers how literary and other narrative sources from England and France between 700 and 1500 ascribe qualities of power and domination to elite women.

It theorizes forms of charisma that are transgressive because they counteract masculine power structures or incorporate seemingly “negative” qualities. The study explores how elite networks and assemblages (of people, texts, objects) assist the construction of feminine charisma.

Project Manager

Avatar Dumitrescu

Prof. Dr. Irina A. Dumitrescu

English Medieval Studies

Regina-Pacis-Weg 5

53113 Bonn

Western Europe

Study Region

7th - 16th Century

Study Period

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