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Readership: Those with an interest in gender studies and feminism; those with an interest in French medieval history.
Marina Warner, Writer, historian, cultural critic, and novelist; Professor of Literature, University of Essex
Marina Warner's award-winning studies of mythology and fairy tales include Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form (l985) and No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998). Her Clarendon Lectures Fantastic Metamorphoses; Other Worlds were published in 2002; her essays on literature and culture were collected in Signs & Wonders (2000), and Phantasmagoria, a study of spirits and technology, appeared in 2006.
Marina Warner was created a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French in 2002, and a Commendatore by the Italians in 2005. She was awarded the Warburg Prize in Germany in 2004, and is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is Professor of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex and President of the British Comparative Literature Association. In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Oxford gave her an Honorary Doctorate in 2005.
Preface to the new edition
Part One: The Life and Death of Jeanne la Pucelle
1: Maid of France
2: A Divided Realm
3: The King and his Crown
5: Harlot of the Armagnacs
7: Ideal Androgyne
Part Two: The Afterlife of Joan of Arc
9: The Vindication
11: Personification of Virtue
12: Child of Nature
13: Saint or Patriot?