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Pudeur, place, and print: modesty, agency, and collaboration in sixteenth-century French women’s writing

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This thesis considers responses to modesty in the works of four sixteenth-century French women writers who work with and reclaim modesty in different ways. I focus on Marguerite de Navarre, the Dames des Roches, and Gabrielle de Coignard who span the sixteenth century and operate in different locations: Nérac, Poitiers, and Toulouse. Firstly, I examine how far their works reflect discourses of modesty in circulation, and whether these responses are shaped by the locations, physical and the...

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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
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Lincoln College, University of Oxford
Programme:
Kingsgate Graduate Scholarship
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Lord Crewe's Charity
Programme:
Crewe Graduate Award
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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