Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Theology and Seminary
Charles Bobertz, PhD
In addition to monastic and eremitic vocations, medieval women embraced with great fervor the anchoritic life. This unique method of separation produced a multiplicity of metaphorical language to describe the experience of the anchoress and her enclosure. This essay examines a cross section of that metaphorical language, focusing on those which are principally generative and paradoxical.
Maynus, Cody Obl.S.B., "A Garden Enclosed, A Fountain Sealed Up: Paradoxical and Generative Metaphors of Enclosure in Medieval Female Anchoritism" (2017). Graduate Papers/Theses. 1907.
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