Hadewijch of Antwerp Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Dietrich, Paul A. “The Wilderness of God in Hadewijch II and Meister Eckhart and His Circle.” In Meister Eckhart and the Beguine Mystics: Hadewijch of Brabant, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Marguerite Porete, edited by Bernard McGinn, pp. 31-43. New York: Continuum, 1994.

Comparative analysis of mystical imagery in Mengeldichten, Eckhart's Granum Sinapis, and Johannes Tauler's Song of Bareness.

Guest, Tanis M. “Psychology and Style: Contrast, Paradox, and Other Features.” In Some Aspects of Hadewijch's Poetic Form in the ‘Strofische Gedichten,’ pp. 118-47. The Hague Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1975.

Interprets Hadewijch's use of paradox and personification in her Strofische Gedichten, particularly in relation to her theme of Minne, or idealized Love.

Lagorio, Valerie M. “The Medieval Continental Women Mystics: An Introduction.” In An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe, edited by Paul E. Szarmach, pp. 161-93. Albany: State University of New York, Press, 1984.

Mentions Hadewijch as the originator of a new genre of medieval religious poetry in the Low Countries.

Murk-Jansen, S. M. “A Re-evaluation of the Theology and Mysticism of the Mengeldichten.” In The Measure of Mystic Thought: A Study of Hadewijch's “Mengeldichten,” pp. 77-115. Göppingen Germany: Kümmerle Verlag, 1991.

Compares sixteen poems by Hadewijch (Mengeldichten 1-16) with the remaining verses of the same manuscript, usually attributed to another author.

Additional coverage of Hadewijch's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Literature Resource Center; and Reference Guide to World Literature, Ed. 3.