MDVL 3000: Quest for Self: Medieval Women Authors (cross-listed as ENGL 3080), taught through Western Michigan University's Medieval Institute and Department of English, seeks to explore these and many other questions:
- Why would a woman receiving visions from God compare Jesus to a breastfeeding mother?
- Why would a minor noblewoman put "crossbows, and windlasses to wind them with and crossbow bolts" on her shopping list alongside almonds, sugar and cloth?
- Why would a mother of thirteen travel all the way from England to Jerusalem, picking fights with priests and pilgrims along the way?
Instructor: Dr. Marjorie Harrington
Summer II 2020 (June 25 through Aug. 14)
Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Fulfills the Area II: Humanities general education requirement and may be counted toward the minor in medieval studies.