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.


The Trouble with “Female Sexuality”

Sarah Salih • King’s College London Download PDF   Using medieval western art to speak of female sexuality is difficult. Karma Lochrie argues that medieval women’s sexuality was organised in ways so alien to current categories that it requires careful excavation:...


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

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

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

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

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

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