-c.Di Pisan: one of the most remarkable
literary women of the middle ages--born in Venice – a daughter of a
civil councilor .
-she worked in most of the dominant prose and poetical genres of her time.
-Her work “the Querelle de la rose” is a
major attack on the “Roman de larose” for jean de Meun.
-the Querelle de larose :is a literary
debate that took place in the opening years of the fifteenth century.
(it takes the form of a letter)
-Pisan attacks Meun’s work because it
represented women as wicked objects of desire.
-she calls meun’s roman de la rose as
-she’s saying that this man showed us that women are bad, this means that the women he was in touch with are bad, and that makes him bad too.
-She’s a feminist although she states that this defense is not out of a feminine trend.
-Generally Christine Di Pisan attacked the morals and manners that are badly attributed to women in that time.