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Published: 07 October 2016

Women’s Literary Culture Network Event at Boston University

The Leverhulme International Network, Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon, led by Professor Diane Watt, held its second event in July at the Elie Wiesel Centre at Boston University.

The primary focus the exploration of the interaction of genre and gender in late medieval literary culture. It comprised panels in which network members presented papers developing ideas that had emerged from the first networking event, as well as collaborative presentations, a presentation combined with facilitated workshop, and a digital demonstration. 

In addition to papers from the network partners from the Universities of Bangor, Bergen, Boston, Durham, Lausanne, Swansea and Texas A&M, there were presentations by two distinguished local visitors, both world-leading experts on medieval women’s writing, Professor Nicholas Watson (Harvard University) and Professor Mary Dockray-Miller (Leslie University) with an undergraduate, Jillian Valerio (Wheaton College).

Two distinguished UK scholars, Professor David Fuller (Durham University) and Dr Christiania Whitehead (Warwick) also participated.  

After the event, members of the network visited Harvard University.