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  • Date and time: Thursday 16 June 2022, 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    Huntingdon Room, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Medieval Literatures Seminar 

Hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature

Lucy's research focuses on pregnancy loss in late medieval English literature and culture. This subject is often dealt with piecemeal: a footnote in a history of pregnancy; a sad anecdote in a discussion of motherhood. Yet, for many medieval (and modern) women, pregnancy loss is not a brief interruption in a journey to motherhood. In her talk, Lucy will argue that medieval responses to pregnancy loss are remarkably rich, compassionate and engaging. Her analyses of medieval representations of pregnancy loss allow her to re-think familiar ideas about medieval England, and to offer potential therapeutic models for contemporary pregnancy loss treatment.

This seminar will not be recorded and there will be no online Q&A following the seminar.

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