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Aers, David and Lynn Staley. The Powers of the Holy:  Religion, Politics, and Gender  in Late Medieval English Culture.  University Park:  Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. 

Beckwith, Sarah. Christ’s Body: Identity, Culture and Society in Late Medieval Writings. London: Routledge, 1993.

Beer, Frances.  Women and Mystical Experience in the Middle Ages.  Woodbridge and Rochester:  Boydell Press, 1992. 

Bennett, Judith M., et al., eds.  Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1989. 

Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. "The Female Body and Religious Practice in the Later Middle Ages.” In Fragmentation and Redemption:  Essays of Gender and the Human Body in Medieval Religion.  New York:  Zone Books, 1991, 181-238.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Holy Feast and Holy Fast:  The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1987. 

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Jesus as Mother:  Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages.  Publications of the Center for Medieval and  Renaissance Studies, 16.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1982.

Dronke, Peter.  Women Writers of the Middle Ages. A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua (+203) to Marguerite Porete (+1310).  Cambridge and New York:  Cambridge University Press, 1984. 

Finke, Laurie. Feminist Theory, Women’s Writing, Reading Women Writing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Gibson, Gail McMurray. The Theater of Devotion: East Anglian Drama and Society in the Late Middle Ages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.

Hamburger, Jeffrey F.  Nuns as Artists:  The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent.  California Studies in the History of Art, 37.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1997. 

Jantzen, G. M. Power, Gender, and Christian Mysticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Lagorio, Valerie M.  "The Medieval Continental Women Mystics:  An Introduction." In An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe:  Fourteen Original Essays, ed. Paul E. Szarmach.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1984, 161-93. 

Leclercq, Jean.  "Solitude and Solidarity:  Medieval Women Recluses." In Medieval Religious Women II.  Peace Weavers,  ed. John A. Nichols and Lillian Thomas Shank.  Cistercian Studies Series, 72.  Kalamazoo, MI:  Cistercian Publications, 1984, 67-83. 

Newman, Barbara. From Virile Woman to WomanChrist:  Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature.  Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. 

Nichols, John A. and Lillian Thomas Shank, eds. Medieval Religious Women II.  Peace Weavers. Cistercian Studies Series, 72.  Kalamazoo, MI:  Cistercian Publications, 1984.

Oliva, Marilyn. The Convent and the Community in Late Medieval England: Female Monasteries in  the Diocese of Norwich, 1350-1540. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1998.

Petroff, Elizabeth.  Body and Soul:  Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1994. 

Smith, Lesley and Jane H. M. Taylor, eds.  Women, the Book and the Godly:  Selected Proceedings of the St. Hilda's Conference, 1993. Woodbridge, Suffolk, and Rochester:  D. S. Brewer, 1995, 55-65. 

Venarde, Bruce L.  Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society:  Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215.  Ithaca and London:  Cornell University Press, 1997. 

Voaden, Rosalynn.  Prophets Abroad.  The Reception of Continental Holy Women in Late-Medieval England. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.  S. Brewer, 1996. 

Warren, Ann. K., Medieval English Anchorites and Their Patrons. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. 

Wiethaus, Ulrike, ed.  Maps of Flesh and Light:  The Religious Experience of Medieval Women Mystics.  Syracuse:  Syracuse University Press, 1993. 

Zum Brunn, Emilie, and Georgette Epiney-Burgard, eds.  Women Mystics in Medieval Europe.  Trans. Sheila Hughes.  New York:  Paragon House, 1989.