Women's Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon

An International Network Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

New Publication:

Women and Medieval Literary Culture From the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century Women and Medieval Literary Culture from the Early Middle Ages to the Fifteenth Century is a new volume published by Cambridge University Press in August 2023 and the latest output of the Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon network. It unpacks the […]

Forthcoming Book:

Women’s Literary Cultures in the Global Middle Ages Speaking Internationally Since the closing decades of the twentieth century, medieval women’s writing has been the subject of energetic conversation and debate. This interest, however, has focused predominantly on western European writers working within the Christian tradition: the Saxon visionaries, Mechthild of Hackeborn, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Gertrude […]

Hannah Victoria Johnson interviews Lucy Allen-Goss about her recent book about Female Desire in Chaucer.

Lucy is currently an Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Trinity College Dublin, where she’s researching narratives of pregnancy loss and reproductive disorder in late medieval England. Before that, she was at Newnham College, Cambridge, and at the English Faculty there, and that’s where she began writing Female Desire in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women […]

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