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Dissonance? Pliny and Birth through the Mouth

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the possibility that one of the traits of the weasel deemed harmonious—giving birth through the mouth—might actually cause unexpected dissonance. There is another animal ... More


Vulnerable Persons: Corporeality and the Female Life Course

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa

in Demonic Possession and Lived Religion in Later Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850465
eISBN:
9780191885563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850465.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

In late medieval miracle narrations, women formed the majority of victims of demonic possession, even if not an exclusive category. General ideas and theories about both women’s physiology and ... More


Sherley Anne Williams (1944–1999)

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter constitutes a personal and critical retrospective on the life and work of Sherley Anne Williams, acknowledging claims the poet, novelist, critic, and playwright as Henderson’s “critical ... More


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