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Morrison, Susan Signe 1959-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 5,972 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Diaries  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Historical fiction  Academic theses  Folklore  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Creator
Classifications: BX2320.5.G7, 263.04242082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Susan Signe Morrison
Women pilgrims in late medieval England : private piety and public performance by Susan Signe Morrison( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space. It examines real life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims, as well as secular and literary texts concerning pilgrimage
A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages by Susan Signe Morrison( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What have a deaf nun, the mother of the first baby born to Europeans in North America, and a condemned heretic to do with one another? They are among the virtuous virgins, marvellous maidens, and fierce feminists of the Middle Ages who trail-blazed paths for women today. Without those first courageous souls who worked in fields dominated by men, women might not have the presence they currently do in professions such as education, the law, and literature. Focusing on women from Western Europe between c. 300 and 1500 CE in the medieval period and richly carpeted with detail, A Medieval Woman's Companion offers a wealth of information about real medieval women who are now considered vital for understanding the Middle Ages in a full and nuanced way. Short biographies of 20 medieval women illustrate how they have anticipated and shaped current concerns, including access to education; creative emotional outlets such as art, theatre, romantic fiction, and music; marriage and marital rights; fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, contraception and gynecology; sex trafficing and sexual violence; the balance of work and family; faith; and disability. Their legacy abides until today in attitudes to contemporary women that have their roots in the medieval period. The final chapter suggests how 20th and 21st century feminist and gender theories can be applied to and complicated by medieval women's lives and writings. Doubly marginalised due to gender and the remoteness of the time period, medieval women's accomplishments are acknowledged and presented in a way that readers can appreciate and find inspiring. Ideal for high school and college classroom use in courses ranging from history and literature to women's and gender studies, an accompanying website with educational links, images, downloadable curriculum guide, and interactive blog will be made available at the time of publication
Home front girl : a diary of love, literature, and growing up in wartime America by Joan Morrison( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager, making a record of what an everyday American girl thought and felt during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. This is an important primary source on the late 1930s and early 1940s.--
Excrement in the late Middle Ages : sacred filth and Chaucer's fecopoetics by Susan Signe Morrison( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary book integrates the historical practices regarding material excrement and its symbolic representation, with special focus on fecopoetics and Chaucer's literary agenda. Filth in all its manifestations -- material (including privies, dung on fields, and as alchemical ingredient), symbolic (sin, misogynist slander, and theological wrestling with the problem of filth in sacred contexts) and linguistic (a semantic range including dirt and dung) -- helps us to see how excrement is vital to understanding the Middle Ages. Applying fecal theories to late medieval culture, Morrison concludes by proposing Waste Studies as a new field of ethical and moral criticism for literary scholars
The literature of waste : material ecopoetics and ethical matter by Susan Signe Morrison( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Establishing the field of Waste Studies, a material ecocritical approach, The Literature of Waste traces literal and figurative waste in the western canon. The materiality of waste - as in landfills, trashcans, garbage dumps, compost piles - inevitably transforms into metaphor. Waste emerges out of various disciplines, such as anthropological codification, psychological repression of bodily decay, sociological civilizing process, historical garbaging of the past, economic conspicuous consumption, urban disposal of bodily waste, religious sin, and philosophical angst. Vibrant materialism disturbs the use of the metaphor of waste used to characterize people as disposable garbage. If we can read waste as possessing dynamic agency, how might that change the ethics of refuse-ing and ostracizing wasted humans? Poets, the ragpickers of litter-ature, cure homeopathically. Waste, Compost, and Gleaning Aesthetics acknowledge the poignancy of materiality by revealing the humanity we share."--
Grendel's mother : the saga of the wyrd-wife by Susan Signe Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morrison's historical novel explores the legend of Beowulf. On the shore of the land of the Scyldings arrives a baby found in a boat of foreign make, swaddled in salt-encrusted blankets and accompanied only by a silver spoon, an illuminated book, and a piece of gold jewelry. The foundling is taken in by a local fisherman and his wife, who name her Brimhild. The young king, Hrothgar, sanctions the adoption, though the king's mother is sure that the alien girl will bring only misfortune to the land. From a local "mere-woman" Brimhild learns the lore of the land and its magic. From a traveling Irish monk she learns of a religion that worships a pitiable, gentle god. Brimhild grows to adulthood, rising to a place of prominence among her new people: she becomes the wife of Hrothgar and oversees the construction of Heorot, an immense hall that becomes the pride of the Scyldings. She bears the king a son, Grendel, a sensitive child she raises secretly in the faith of Christ. Yet Brimhild sits at a crossroads between old ideas and new ones, and the truth of her origins threatens her placement at the head of her adopted tribe. Her betrayal and fall from grace give birth to a new set of stories, one in which she and her son are defamed for all time. Morrison writes in alliterative, lyric prose that evokes the Old English of her source text: "There she saw the soft seaweed, barnacled bed, of a marine monster. Leaving her work, approaching with caution, she listened for linnets along the lime lane." An incredible world is spun out of blunt, staccato words: a world of customs and objects, of heroes and faiths, and, of course, monsters. Morrison manages to update the medieval morality of the original poem while preserving its mournful sense of the old ways passing away. An enchanting, poignant reimagining of Beowulf."--Amazon
Frauen des Mittelalters : Künstlerinnen - Herrscherinnen - Denkerinnen by Susan Signe Morrison( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was haben eine taube Nonne, die Mutter des ersten Babys in Nordamerika und eine Gotteslästerin gemeinsam? Sie gehören alle zu den tugendhaften Jungfrauen, bewundernswerten Heldinnen und frühen Feministinnen des Mittelalters, die ihren Teil zur heutigen Emanzipation der Frau beigetragen haben. Das europäische Mittelalter war von Männern geprägt, die meist wenig vom weiblichen Geschlecht hielten. Die gefeierte Autorin dieses Buches wirft deshalb einen Blick auf bedeutende Frauen, die in der althergebrachten männlichen Geschichtsschreibung nur eine Randerscheinung sind. Sie stellt die herausragenden Frauen aus der Zeit zwischen 300 und 1500 vor, die Entdeckerinnen, Königinnen, Märtyrerinnen, Ärztinnen, Dichterinnen, Reformerinnen und Kreuzfahrerinnen waren. Susan Signe Morrison verhilft uns damit zu einem vollständigeren Bild dieser Epoche
Women pilgrims in late medieval England by Susan Signe Morrison( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thought-provoking book explores medieval perceptions of pilgrimage, gender and space. It examines real life evidence for the widespread presence of women pilgrims, as well as secular and literary texts concerning pilgrimage and women pilgrims represented in the visual arts. Women pilgrims were inextricably linked with sexuality and their presence on the pilgrimage trails was viewed as tainting sacred space
[Rezension von:] Craig, Leigh Ann: Wandering women and holy matrons : women as pilgrims in the later Middle Ages. - Leiden : Brill, 2009 by Susan Signe Morrison( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist reader-response to Wolfram's von Eschenbach Parzival : the position of the female reader by Susan Signe Morrison( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discursive violence : women with authority in Old English, Middle English, Middle High German and Early New High German texts by Susan Signe Morrison( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of caesarean sections in women in a collaborative practice setting : comparison of certified nurse midwives and physicians by Susan Signe Morrison( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genealogical allegory of literary tradition in Chaucer's works by Kaitlyn Polly( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Book review: Pissing Figures, 1280-2014( )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unveiling the garden : unpacking the public and the personal roles of Iranian women in Pahlavi era literature, 1921-1979 by Seyedeh Razieh Araghi( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Darkness and death as represented by pollution in Charles Dickens's Our mutual friend by Julia Sloan( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No Thing You Can Name by Erin Salada( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer's Fecopoetics by Susan Signe Morrison( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) baj9928.0903.008
Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer's Fecopoetics by Susan Signe Morrison( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(Dlps) baj9928.0903.008
 
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Women pilgrims in late medieval England : private piety and public performance
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Alternative Names
Morrison, Susan S. 1959-

Signe Morrison, Susan.

Signe-Morrison, Susan 1959-

Languages
English (87)

German (5)

French (1)