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Marymount Manhattan College
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medieval women, medieval England, medieval devotional and religious culture in western Europe, manuscript and book history
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About Me

I have published several articles and books in the area of medieval devotional women’s culture, primarily in England, although sometimes extending to the Low Countries, Germany, and France. I am interested in the reading practices of medieval women, both religious women and laywomen, and how the Church supported or thwarted them in their activities. My most recent work has been on Catherine of Siena.

Recent Publications

Fruit of the Orchard: Catherine of Siena in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (University of Toronto Press, 2018)

Sexuality, Sociality and Cosmology in Medieval Texts Eds. Jennifer N. Brown and Marla Segol. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture: Authorship and Authority in a Female Community Eds. Jennifer N. Brown and Donna Bussell. York: University of York Medieval Press, 2012.

Three Women of Liège: A Critical Edition of and Commentary on the Middle English Lives of Elizabeth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d’Oignies, Medieval Women: Texts and Contexts Volume 23, (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2008)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Gender, Literary History, Religion, Sexuality, Women