A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version)

Today The New York Times writes about Kaija Saariaho’s opera L’Amour de Loin. Set in the Middle Ages, it is — shockingly– only the second time in the Metropolitan Opera’s history that a woman composer’s opera is being performed. Kaija Saariaho’s opera premiered in Salzburg over 10 years ago. The libretto is by the “Lebanese-born … More A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version)

Website with Medieval Women’s Letters

A post on Medievalists.net by Danièle Cybulskie has helped draw attention to a  website hosted by the distinguished medieval scholar, Dr. Joan Ferrante. As this new post explains, “Lucky for us, Dr. Joan Ferrante (Professor Emeritus at Columbia University) and her team have made a website that features letters to and from medieval women, all … More Website with Medieval Women’s Letters

New Review: 5 Stars!

“A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives in the European Middle Ages by Susan Signe Morrison offers a treasure trove of information about the trail blazing women who lived during a tumultuous time in Western European history. In this book designed for young adult readers, the author introduces – in six informative and interesting chapters – … More New Review: 5 Stars!

Beautiful Poem about Hildegard von Bingen

Read Alwyn Marriage’s beautiful poem about Hildegard von Bingen from the site on Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon. Hildegard: Doctor of the Church Hildegard believed that herbs for the body’s healing had a part to play, with prayer, in the soul’s salvation; and perceiving the greening of earth and heaven from far beyond … More Beautiful Poem about Hildegard von Bingen

The Feminists are Teaching: Medieval Women Writers

The blog site, femmeliterate, currently features medieval women writers. As the post states, “This post, our newest The Feminists are Teaching feature, is the first in a series of three to showcase work done by junior scholars in the Integrative Humanities class taught by Dr. Meriem Pages at Keene State College, Introduction to Thinking and … More The Feminists are Teaching: Medieval Women Writers

Six Trailblazing Medieval Women: BBC History Magazine

I’m delighted to say that my article on “Six Trailblazing Medieval Women” has appeared on the BBC History Magazine website. My editors at Oxbow Books who publish A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives in the European Middle Ages arranged this connection. Social media is a great way to share the lives of dynamic and influential … More Six Trailblazing Medieval Women: BBC History Magazine

New Medieval Poetry: The Lyrical Cyrus Cassells and Joan of Arc

My dear colleague, lyric genius Cyrus Cassells, has just published a poem that should appeal to those interested in medieval women. Called “Spring and the Spirit of Saint Joan,” Cyrus’s newest publication appears in the inaugural issue of AMP from Hofstra University. In that rushing, animate place where Saint Joan bent and sipped from the … More New Medieval Poetry: The Lyrical Cyrus Cassells and Joan of Arc