Women's Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon

An International Network Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH, 1400 – PRESENT: A CONFERENCE

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH, 1400 – PRESENT: A CONFERENCE About this Event Across history people have used letters to communicate. Letters were used in the exchange of news, emotions and opinions; they constructed networks, formed and destroyed friendships and relationships. Personal correspondence has been intrinsic to human society, bonding and breaking links between individuals, family […]


All She Wrote: Female Scribes before 1500 AD

by Alison Hudson, University of Central Florida Image above: Christine de Pizan writing, from a manuscript that contains her autograph (Paris, BnF Français 835, f. 1r). “Who is your favourite pre-modern, female scribe?” If you were to ask any cataloguer, librarian, curator or scholar of pre-modern writing that question, they would probably have a few […]


Immobilising Fear: Taking part in GMS 2021 with PTSD

by Teresa Pilgrim After four days of excellent workshops, papers, Q&As and incredible feminist collegiality at GMS2021, this morning I am left feeling exhilarated, full of new ideas and possibilities, but also a little deflated as I reflect upon my virtual presence at the conference… My sudden silence (self-imposed) in Q&A panels and discussions on […]


GMS 2021 Gender and Mobility

Registration is now open for this year’s Gender and Medieval Studies Conference is on Gender and Mobility. This year it is a free virtual conference, hosted by the University of Surrey, taking place on 11th-13th January. We have three plenary speakers: Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy (Swansea University) Dr Rachel Moss (University of Northampton) Dr Mine […]


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