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Plan du site: Gender, Power, and Persona in the Poetry of Baudri of Bourgueil
Titre:      Gender, Power, and Persona in the Poetry of Baudri of Bourgueil
Catégorie:      Bibliothèque virtuelle
LivreID:      201111
Auteurs:      Susannah Giulia Brower
ISBN-10(13):      201111
Editeur:      Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto
Date de publication:      2011
Edition:      Anglais
Number of pages:      247
Langue:      Français
Evaluation:      0 
Image:      cover
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A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto
©Copyright by Susannah Giulia Brower 2011


The late eleventh and early twelfth centuries saw a revival in the study of Ovid in the literary circles of the Loire Valley region of France. The poetry of Baudri, abbot of Bourgueil from approximately 1078


1107 and archbishop of Dol from 1107 until his death in 1130, exemplifies

this trend. Baudri‘s determinedly Ovidian collection contains 25

6 poems, several of which are addressed to nuns and to boys subject to his authority as abbot. Baudris use of Ovid displays an intricate understanding of the issues of gender and power at play in Ovid‘s works, in particular

the Ars Amatoria and Amores


Baudri uses his position of authority to manipulate his inferiors

into behaving in ways that are pleasing to him, crafting an unflattering persona that shares many characteristics with the unsympathetic Ovidian amator and praeceptor amoris

.Baudri‘s letters to boys problematically evoke the tradition of monastic friendship letters, using classical allusion to represent an inappropriately sexualized and manipulative discourse.