Making Silence Move-ie

The students in my class, The Sounds of Silence: A Biodiversity of Mute and Quiet Women in a World of Brutal Noise,* made silence move into films. Grad student Angela Allen made three short films about Griselda, a tragically silenced figure who fascinated Boccaccio, Petrarch, Chaucer, and Christine de Pizan. Here are Angela’s films. To … More Making Silence Move-ie

Making Silence Poetic

The students in my class, The Sounds of Silence: A Biodiversity of Mute and Quiet Women in a World of Brutal Noise,* made silence poetic, showing that #ShePersisted has long been true for women’s lives. From a reimagining of Jane Eyre meeting Antoinette, Rochester’s first wife, to a slave narrative, as well as a version … More Making Silence Poetic

Making Silence Musical

My students in my class, The Sounds of Silence: A Biodiversity of Quiet Women in a World of Brutal Noise,* made silence harmonic. Alejandro Miramontes’ beautiful song, “Lost in Times of Hardship,” braids the stories of Griselda (from Boccaccio’s Decameron, Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale, and Christine de Pizan’s The Book of the City of Ladies), the … More Making Silence Musical

Celebrating International Woman’s Day with a Lovely Review of “A Medieval Woman’s Companion”

“Morrison does a superb job of making medieval women accessible to mainstream audiences.” Thanks to The Medieval Magazine for this lovely review of  A Medieval Woman’s Companion on International Woman’s Day 2017. #InternationalWomensDay #medievalwomen Sandra Alvarez writes, “[I]it is an excellent book for readers who want a good starting point on their journey into women’s studies, … More Celebrating International Woman’s Day with a Lovely Review of “A Medieval Woman’s Companion”

Detective Work Uncovers Medieval Female Reader of Christine de Pizan

The website Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon always has such wonderful information and news. The latest: the story of an incredible discovery for those interested in women’s lives and the history of the book. This manuscript of works by Christine de Pizan still has new clues to uncover. A detective, aka the medieval … More Detective Work Uncovers Medieval Female Reader of Christine de Pizan