Voice and Audience: The Emotional World of the Cantigas de Amigo
Chapter in Vox Feminae: Studies in Medieval Woman's Song.
It is the artistic use of the female voice (as role, persona, or rhetorical stance) in particular lyrical traditions or by particular poets, that is of interest here. Woman's songs are found in all parts and periods of medieval Europe; the study of medieval woman's song is primarily the study of the image of a voice. This is not an attempt to completely cover the field but to offer an introduction and guide to those who are not familiar with woman's song, and a stimulation to those who are.
Medieval Institute Publications
English Language and Literature
Ashley, Kathleen. “Voice and Audience: The Emotional World of the Cantigas de Amigo,” in Vox Feminae: Medieval Woman’s Song. Ed. John Plummer (Medieval Institute Publications, 1980), pp. 35-45.