English 90mk. Medieval Women and the Problem of Knowledge

Instructor: Nicholas Watson
Terms: Fall Term

Thursdays, 1-3 pm | Location: Barker 024

Enrollment: Limited to 15 students.

From Eve to Mary and from Lady Philosophy to Chaucer’s Wife of Bath, medieval women are associated with knowing, good and bad, philosophical and experiential.  We seek our own knowledge of them through allegories and visions, autobiographies and visions, philosophical studies and gynecological treatises.  Works by Robert Grosseteste, Catherine of Siena, Christine de Pizan, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.

 

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