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“Approved Women”: Birgitta of Sweden and the Politics of Late Medieval English Spirituality

“Approved Women”: Birgitta of Sweden and the Politics of Late Medieval English Spirituality
121 St. Joseph Street, Alumni Hall, Room 400
Time: Apr 26th, 4:10 pm End: Apr 26th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), 400-1200, 1200-1500
Lecture by Vincent Gillespie,University of Oxford

The Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies presents

The 2016 Etienne Gilson Lecture:

"Approved Women": Birgitta of Sweden and the Politics of Late Medieval English Spirituality

VINCENT GILLESPIE is J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, and the Society of Antiquaries of London. His research considers the broad range of post-conquest writing in England, with particular interests in literary theory, religious writing, mystical language, and concepts of poetic identity in medieval and early modern writers. He is the author of Syon Abbey in the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues (2001) and of Looking in Holy Books: Essays on Late Medieval Religious Writing in England (2011), as well as co-editor of several volumes, among them The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Mysticism with Samuel Fanous (2011), and A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain, 1476-1558, with Susan Powell (2014).

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Laurence K. Shook Common Room at PIMS.

This event is free and opne to all. For further information, please contact the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies at 416 926-7142

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