Issue Five: Female Sexualities


We are excited to present the fifth issue of Different Visions devoted to Female Sexualities and guest co-edited by Sherry Lindquist and Mati Meyer. As Sherry states in her introduction, the papers in this issue had their origin in a session devoted to this topic at the 2010 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. It is very exciting to be publishing them now in Different Visions.



Sherry C.M. Lindquist. Introduction: Visualizing Female Sexuality in Medieval Cultures.

Sarah Salih, King’s College London. The Trouble with “Female Sexuality”.

Mati Meyer, The Open University of Israel. Theologizing or Indulging Desire: Bathers in the Sacra Parallela (Paris, BnF, gr. 923).

Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State University. “Hag of the Castle:” Women, Family, and Community in Later Medieval Ireland.

Sarit Shalev-Eyni, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Bared Breast in Medieval Ashkenazi Illumination: Cultural Connotations in a Heterogeneous Society.

Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University. Si grant ardor: Transgression and Transformation in the Pühavaimu Altarpiece.