Monday 15 April 2019, 7.00PM to 9.00pm
Nuns have always been a ubiquitous part of popular culture. From the camp to the cute, the sexy to the scary, their image conjures up understandings of religion, authority, gender, sexuality; a mix of covert secrecy and public demonstration. Examining music, pamphlets, diaries, letters, art and imagery, this course will seek to explore the dominant cultural history of nuns, from their earliest monastic beginnings, through their (sometimes controversial) medieval lives, to the portrayals of them in the modern day.
Shelagh Sneddon MA PhD