Frank Henderson's Page on Liturgy and Medieval Women

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Language and Music

The following outline suggests a plan for studying the visibility and participation of women in the medieval liturgy. The documents I actually prepare may or may not correspond exactly to this outline, however.

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Language

  Literacy (Latin, vernacular; reading, writing)
  Memorization
     
  Latin and Vernaculars in the Liturgy
     
  Audible / Silent Texts
     
  Inclusive, Generic, Exclusive Language for Persons
    History
    In Latin, vernaculars
    Orate, fratres et sorores
    Doubling of gendered nouns
    Doubling of gendered pronouns
     
  Translation and Translation Theory
     
  Language for God
     
  Liturgical Books
    Women as scribes and illuminators
    Women as authors, editors of liturgical texts
    Liturgical books written in and for monasteries of women
    Women as owners and users of liturgical books
    Influence of women on language and content

Music

  Liturgy as a Musical Experience
  Women as Composers of Liturgical Music
  Women as Instrumentalists for the Liturgy
  Women as Cantors, etc.

 

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