The Resource St. Teresa of Avila : author of a heroic life, Carole Slade, (electronic resource)

St. Teresa of Avila : author of a heroic life, Carole Slade, (electronic resource)

Label
St. Teresa of Avila : author of a heroic life
Title
St. Teresa of Avila
Title remainder
author of a heroic life
Statement of responsibility
Carole Slade
Title variation
Saint Teresa of Avila
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With few exceptions, representations of Renaissance women were created by men. The Spanish saint, Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), who chose to represent herself, was one of those exceptions. What prompted her to write Book of Her Life, Interior Castle, and other works? What does the self-portrait of this sixteenth-century nun, mystic, and founder of convents reveal about its author, the church, state, and role of women?St. Teresa of Avila, an innovative analysis of Teresa's autobiographical writings, explores these and many other questions. Bringing to bear a knowledge of Inquisition studies, theory of autobiography, scriptural hermeneutics, and hagiography, Carole Slade defines Teresa's writings as a project of self-interpretation undertaken mainly as the result of the perceived, later realized, threat of an accusation of heresy. Being female and of paternal Jewish ancestry, Teresa was vulnerable to such a charge. Teresa's writing project presented her with serious difficulties. Judicial confession, her prescribed genre, presumed the writer's guilt, while the subordinate female script precluded a defense against the suspicion that her mystical experiences came from the devil. Through careful textual analysis, Slade demonstrates that Teresa exploited the nuances of numerous genres - hagiography, New World chronicle, mystical theological treatise, and early novel - to create an innocent textual persona and depict herself in heroic terms. A signal contribution to our understanding of Teresa's rhetorical and literary talent and life circumstances, this book will engage readers across a broad range of disciplines. Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CUSER
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Slade, Carole
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.T4
LC item number
S63 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004
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  • Teresa
  • Christian women saints
Label
St. Teresa of Avila : author of a heroic life, Carole Slade, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genres of the Book of her life -- Teresa's feminist figural readings of scripture -- Teresa's representation of "old life": Life 1-10 -- Teresa's analogies for her mystical experience: Life 11-22, Interior castle -- Teresa's representation of her "new life": Life 32-36, Foundations -- The role of Teresa's books in the canonization proceedings -- Epilogue: Psychoanalytic interpretations of Teresa's mystical experience -- Appendix A: Censure by Brother Eomingo Báñez [on the manuscript of the Life] -- Appendix B: Judgment, attributed to Pedro Iibáñez
Control code
44960634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 204 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214508569
Label
St. Teresa of Avila : author of a heroic life, Carole Slade, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The genres of the Book of her life -- Teresa's feminist figural readings of scripture -- Teresa's representation of "old life": Life 1-10 -- Teresa's analogies for her mystical experience: Life 11-22, Interior castle -- Teresa's representation of her "new life": Life 32-36, Foundations -- The role of Teresa's books in the canonization proceedings -- Epilogue: Psychoanalytic interpretations of Teresa's mystical experience -- Appendix A: Censure by Brother Eomingo Báñez [on the manuscript of the Life] -- Appendix B: Judgment, attributed to Pedro Iibáñez
Control code
44960634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 204 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214508569

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