Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture


MEMO is delighted to announce the publication of Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture, edited by Elizabeth Cox, Liz Herbert McAvoy, and Roberta Magnani. The volume has its origins in a conference organised at Swansea University by (then) postgraduate students including Simon John and Tom Underwood, and appears in D. S. Brewer’s Gender in the Middle Ages series.


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!