Women’s Visions, Visionary Women

liz-photo-amd-140-q90Congratulations to Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy, on her well-attended inaugural lecture ‘Women’s Visions, Visionary Women’. Delivered at Swansea on Thursday 29 January as part of the RIAH Public Lecture Series, this lecture blended autobiography with close reading and contextualisation of medieval visionary literature, and explored not only the significance and interconnectedness of women’s visionary writing from the thirteenth century to the end of the Middle Ages, but also how such literature can continue to speak to us today.

More information on the lecture can be found here; we at MEMO Swansea just want to say, to one of our own: congratulations, Liz, on your well-deserved Chair!

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One thought on “Women’s Visions, Visionary Women

  1. What a fascinating set of connections this lecture pointed up – the thing that stood out for me was the mobility of women and their ideas across such long distances and across time. And I need to think more about the mutilation inflicted by well-loved pets in purgatory….! Thanks Liz for a wonderfully professorial evening and good luck as you continue to bring Mechthild to a wider readership.

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