Saint Mary Magdalen

Standard Name: Mary Magdalen, Saint
Used Form: Mary Magdalene
Used Form: St Mary Magdalen


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Cultural formation Anna Kingsford
According to Maitland, she began the process of conversion to Catholicism after three nocturnal visitations
Maitland, Edward. Anna Kingsford. George Redway.
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from an apparition that appeared to her in the form of St Mary Magdalen . She was confirmed...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Her early work and the passages she copied into her mother's commonplace-book show the influence of Tennyson and Wordsworth ; she also acknowledged the impact of Gray and Crabbe , and wrote several poems inspired...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
In what some consider her most ambitious religious work, she continues here her meditations on the female characters of the Bible. The text envisions the moment at which Eve , the Virgin Mary ...
Intertextuality and Influence Felicia Hemans
Scenes and Hymns of Life includes Prisoners' Evening Service, which imagines the last days of two prisoners awaiting execution during the French Revolution, and affectingly described by Helen Maria Williams .
Duquette, Natasha Aleksiuk. Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Approach to Biblical Interpretation. Pickwick Publications.
Textual Features Charlotte Mew
The collection consists of seventeen poems, the longest of which is the offending Madeleine in Church, a 200-line dramatic monologue spoken in confessional mode by a woman kneeling in a dark corner of a...
Textual Features Michèle Roberts
This novel reflects both MR 's efforts to remove her own self from her writing, and the freedom and power she felt when she allowed herself, after all, to be present there again.
Kenyon, Olga. Women Writers Talk. Interviews with 10 women writers. Lennard Publishing.
Textual Features Michèle Roberts
As a child Mary Magdalene climbs trees and sometimes sings pagan songs. At fifteen, after her mother dies, she runs away from home with its prospect of betrothal and marriage, only to be raped on...
Textual Features Lady Charlotte Elliot
The title piece, in Spenserian stanzas with an ababccdcc rhyme scheme, depicts Mary Magdalene being cajoled by Salome to seize the day. Mary, the poem's major speaker,                 weep[s] and moan[s]
  For wantonness of feasts and...
Textual Features Helen Waddell
One poem written by HW as an undergraduate and never published in her lifetime relates the events of the crucifixion and its immediate aftermath from the point of view of Mary Magdalen : So Joseph...
Textual Features Elizabeth Gaskell
This is the contentious core of the novel: that the seducer's sin of seduction is far graver than that of an innocent girl who lets herself be seduced. Ruth's faults are called venial errors...
Textual Features H. D.
This is war poetry which looks at the home front, like T. S. Eliot 's Four Quartets and Ezra Pound 's Pisan Cantos. It has been classified as epic.
Friedman, Susan Stanford. “’Remembering Shakespeare Always, But Remembering Him Differently’: H.D.’s By Avon River”. Sagetrieb, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 45-70.
London under the bombing...
Textual Features Anna Kingsford
The volume opens with the title piece, River Reeds, a simple poem about nature which compares the gifts of the poet to a river reed: however lowly and mean, both offer melodies tender and...
Textual Production Michèle Roberts
MR 's third novel, The Wild Girl, concerns the biblical Mary Magdalene or Magdalen , whose portrayal as religious and sexually active and unmarried
Kenyon, Olga. Women Writers Talk. Interviews with 10 women writers. Lennard Publishing.
was of course controversial.
Whitaker’s Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons.
Textual Production Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Elizabeth Cary Falkland wrote verse lives of Mary Magdalen , Saint Agnes , and St Elizabeth of Portugal , and many poems about the Virgin Mary and various saints.
Cary, Lucy, and Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland. “The Lady Falkland: Her Life by One of Her Daughters”. The Tragedy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry; with, The Lady Falkland: Her Life by One of Her Daughters, edited by Barry Weller et al., University of California Press, pp. 183-75.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Michèle Roberts
This volume brings together pieces from various occasions and venues. In them MR discusses many of her favourite topics—the food, sex and god named in her title, the second and third often involving the relation...


1848: The Order of the Good Shepherd Sisters arrived...

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The Order of the Good Shepherd Sisters arrived in Ireland, and the first Magdalene Asylums were established.


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