The Mothering Body: Women, Motherhood, and the Body in Late Anglo-Saxon England

“The Mothering Body: Women, Motherhood and the Body in Late Anglo-Saxon England.” in More Fuss About the Body: New Medievalists’ Perspectives. Edited by Leah Pope Parker and Stephanie Grace-Petinos. [Forthcoming, 2020]. The body in Late Anglo-Saxon England is alternatively hidden and revealed, and none more so than the body of the mother. Texts ranging from Beowulf … Continue reading The Mothering Body: Women, Motherhood, and the Body in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Rebelling Heroines: Hera, Sabine & Ahsoka in Star Wars: Rebels

“Rebelling Heroines: Hera, Sabine, and Ahsoka in Star Wars Rebels.” in Fourth Wave Feminism in Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume 2. Essays on Television Representation, 2013-2019. Edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel. Jefferson: McFarland and Co: November 2019. Star Wars Rebels has been praised for its storytelling and visuals; the show ushered in a new era of Star … Continue reading Rebelling Heroines: Hera, Sabine & Ahsoka in Star Wars: Rebels

Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography of Gender Identity in the Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations

“Vice & Virtue as Woman?: The Iconography of Gender Identity in the Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations.” Medieval Feminist Forum (Transgender Special Edition), ed. Dorothy Kim. Available here.   Abstract: In the Late Anglo-Saxon illustrated manuscripts of Prudentius's Psychomachia, vice and virtue are often shown ambiguously and the audience is encouraged to question what is male and what … Continue reading Vice & Virtue As Woman?: The Iconography of Gender Identity in the Late Anglo-Saxon Psychomachia Illustrations

‘A Love Letter to Scotland:’ The Creation & Conception of Heritage Sites 

“A Love Letter to Scotland:” The Creation & Conception of Heritage, in Adoring Outlander: Essays on Fandom, Genre, and the Female Audience. Edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel. Jefferson: McFarland and Co. February 2016. Abstract: Walking around Culross in Fife is a unique experience on your average summer day. The small village is the most intact … Continue reading ‘A Love Letter to Scotland:’ The Creation & Conception of Heritage Sites 

PhD: Saints, Mothers, and Personifications: The Representation of Womanhod in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Abstract:  Scholars including Christine Fell, Pauline Stafford and Catherine Cubitt have tried to explain the status of women in Late Anglo-Saxon England in a variety of ways. Some, such as Fell, have framed the earlier Anglo-Saxon period as a Golden Age which saw greater freedoms; others, like Stafford, Cubitt, and Patricia Halpin, have argued for … Continue reading PhD: Saints, Mothers, and Personifications: The Representation of Womanhod in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts