The Curse of Eve: Female Bodies and Christian Bodies in Heloise’s Third Letter
Heloise’s third letter to Abelard has long been considered a sort of end point for the correspondence, even though it is not the last letter in the exchange.1 Here Heloise abandons the passionate speech of desire that characterizes her first two letters and makes two requests of Abelard: that he explain the origin and authority of monastic foundations for women and that he write a monastic rule appropriate for nuns.
KeywordsFemale Body Material Body Maternal Body Woman Writer Literate Subject
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