Women's Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon

An International Network Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

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 […]

Embodying Early Christian Women

by VK McCarty, General Theological Seminary, NY One of the rather thrilling aspects of crafting this new book—From Their Lips: Voices of the Early Christian Women—has been the sense of embodying women glimpsed in historical artworks and ancient texts; and bringing them to life, making them accessible to readers in the book. Encountering these brave […]


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 […]

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