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Strange Women

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Leslie Fiedler, in 1972, identified woman as “an unassimilated, perhaps forever unassimilable, stranger, the first other of which the makers of our myths, male as far back as reliable memory runs, ... More


Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

David Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger—the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor—carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are “different” has ... More


Late Medieval Readings of the Strange Woman in Proverbs

Esperanza Alfonso

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This essay analyzes the exegetical treatment of one recurrent image from the book of Proverbs (2:16–19, 5:1–23, 6:20–31, and most significantly Chapter 7), that of the ishshah zarah (“strange ... More


A Woman's Path into the Atlantic World

Aaron Spencer Fogleman

in Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608792
eISBN:
9781469612492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608792.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the Moravians were used to new or strange women appearing at their door, desiring admission into their community. They went out of their way to attract women, and they ... More


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