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Maureen H. Fries
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Fredonia (Fredonia, NY 14063-1127)

Archetypal, Stereotypic, Realistic: Images of Women in Middle English Literature

To study the archetypal, stereotypic, and realistic images of women in Middle English literature. Study will determine the prevalence of the various modes and how they affect the characterization of women. A systematic search will he made of the various genres (romance, lyric, drama, allegory, fabliau) as well as the Church Fathers, the moralists, and Canon Law to provide the necessary socio-historico-cultural backgrounds in an attempt to find the roots of modern attitudes toward women.

Project fields:
British Literature; Medieval Studies

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$8,513 (approved)
$8,513 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 8/31/1976