Medieval Women Workshop II - Writers and Subjects

When and Where

Friday, February 01, 2019 4:00 pm to Saturday, February 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Laurence K. Shook Common Room
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Crescent East


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Writers and Subjects

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies & University of St. Michael’s College

Friday, February 1st : 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2nd : 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Laurence K. Shook Common Room

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

59 Queen’s Park Crescent East

Friday, 1st February

3:30 p.m. Refreshments

4:00 p.m. Welcome:  Richard Alway, Randy Boyagoda

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Robert Sweetman – affiliation

            “Languishing in the Wild Spaces of Love: Plato's Alcebiades, Mechthild von Magdeburg, and the Spectre of Amatory Risk”

Simona Vucu – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2018-19)

            “St Catarina of Siena and the Virtues”

5:30 p.m. Reception


Saturday, 2nd February

9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, etc.

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Deanne Williams – York-PIMS Fellow (2018-19), Professor of English, York University

            “Hrotswitha of Gandersheim’s Theatre of Girlhood”

Dorothea Kullmann – Professor of French, University of Toronto

            “Marie de France as a Writer”

Katherine Walton – PhD candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto

            “Contemplative Women's Labour in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PAUSE

12:00 P.M. – 12:45 p.m.  USMC Medieval Studies Students – presentations moderated by Alison More

 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Sandwich lunch at PIMS

 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Sister Parousia Clemens, SSVM – PhD candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies

“Women's Rites: Particular Features of the Rite of Monastic Profession in Thirteenth-century Lichtenthal according to a recently digitized Cistercian Rituale (Kl L 86)”

Alison More – Assistant Professor, University of St Michael’s College

“Charity, Service, and the Creation of Franciscan Tertiary Identity”

Anna Peterson – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2018-19)

“It Takes a Village: Networks of Assistance for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Thirteenth-Century Siena”

 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SHORT BREAK

 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Lori Walters – Professor Emerita, Modern Languages & Linguistics Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee

“Queen Ysabel’s Library: Christine de Pizan’s ‘Queen’s Manuscript’ and a Manuscript of the Grandes Chroniques de France 

Maureen Boulton – Professor Emerita, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame

“Religious & Devotional Books for Women in Fifteenth-Century France”

 5:15 p.m. Conclusion and refreshments


Grateful acknowledgement for the support of the University of St Michael’s College and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and for the kind assistance of Megan Jones and Barbara North

Contact Information


59 Queen’s Park Crescent East