18 July 2012
Venue: Room 220, Arts 1 (Building 206)
School of European Languages and Literatures seminar by Professor Virginia Blanton, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Professor Virginia Blanton's research focuses on medieval hagiography and religious ritual, as well as on the representations of women in religious culture. She is the author of Signs of Devotion: The Cult of St. Æthelthryth in Medieval England, 695-1615 (Penn State Press, 2007), which was awarded the Society of Medieval Feminist Scholarship First Book Prize in 2008. She is also co-editor of Intertexts: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Culture Presented to Paul E. Szarmach (MRTS, 2008). She is the editor of two issues of the Medieval Feminist Forum, issue 42 (2006) and 43 (2007).
In addition, she is co-editor of Medieval Women in Film and serves on the Editorial Board of Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art. Her current projects include coediting a critical edition of a medieval legendary, titled Saints’ Lives for Medieval English Nuns: An Edition of Cambridge University Library, Additional MS. 2604, and a monograph, titled Shaping English Identities: Sanctity and Devotion in Late Medieval England.