• Working Miracles: Seeing Active Supplicants in Marian Miracle Stories

    Author(s):
    Gina Brandolino (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Medieval literature, Religion and sexuality, Middle Ages, Literature and religion, Middle English literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e69p-4298
    Abstract:
    This article expands on recent scholarship which treats miracle stories as not just facile devotional tales but complicated texts worthy of analysis. Specifically, it builds on the claims of scholars who have demonstrated that Mary is characterized in sophisticated ways in miracle stories. Focusing on one text in particular, a Marian miracle most commonly referred to as “The Widow’s Candle,” it makes the case that supplicants, too, are depicted as complex characters, and often in ways that provocatively parallel depictions of Mary.
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