Women's Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon
The Leverhulme International Network ‘Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon’ announces its conference in Bergen 22-24 June 2017.
This international conference is organized by Professor Diane Watt and Dr Laura Saetveit Miles as part of the Leverhulme International Network, ‘Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon’, led by the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the Universities of Bangor, Bergen, Boston, Durham, Lausanne, Swansea, and Texas A&M.
Over the last three decades medieval women's writing has become a significant focus of innovative research. Yet, despite this wealth of ground-breaking scholarship, the established canon of medieval literature has remained fundamentally unchallenged. This conference will explore the importance of considering women's engagement with textual culture in understanding the medieval literary can on. While the network has hitherto focused largely on English texts and traditions, we welcome papers that focus on European sources.
Themes that will be explored in the conference include:
|Women as authors||Women as translators|
|Women as patrons||Women readers|
|Book ownership in the household||Book ownership in women’s religious communities|
|Anonymous texts||Manuscript production|
|Genre and gender||Literary influence|