Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Romance Languages

First Advisor

Francesca Canadé Sautman

Second Advisor

Michael Taormina

Academic Program Adviser

Francesca Canadé Sautman


This thesis studies the treatment of women in Medieval literature as active agents in their roles of upholding the virtues of the societies in which they live. This study focuses on works written by the female authors Marie de France and Christine de Pizan.



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