IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1104: Viewing Women in the City: The Feminist Difference, II

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Kimberly A. LoPrete, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Monica Green, Department of History, Arizona State University
Paper 1104-aCity of Ladies: Liège and the Beguines
(Language: English)
Jennifer Brown, Department of English, University of Hartford, Connecticut
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women’s Studies
Paper 1104-bReading the City: Authorial Legitimation in Christine de Pizan's Livre de la Cité des Dames
(Language: English)
Chantal A. Hoffsten, Department of Comparative Literature & Theory, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women’s Studies
Paper 1104-cWomen on Women: Women as Arbiters of Behaviour in Late Medieval Marseille
(Language: English)
Susan McDonough, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Index terms: Gender Studies, Social History, Women’s Studies

This session examines the ways in which feminist historical scholarship has changed the way that medieval women are viewed. It also aims to demonstrate how feminist scholarship has served to uncover the lives of women who would otherwise have remained invisible. Session I examines women’s health and work in the public arena. Session II examines communities of women within the city on the Continent, how these women affected the city in which they lived, and how the city affected them.