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

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