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Susan Carroll and the Allure of the Regency Romp

I’m doing it again. The days are shorter, the nights are longer, and there is more time to snuggle on the couch reading. I could be diving into all the wonderful new literary fiction that’s out there (just found Margaret … Continue reading

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Monsters: A Love Story by Liz Kay

I study monstrous women (exhibit A: my dissertation on Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance), so a book called Monsters: A Love Story shoots to the top of my must-read list. I had the initial impression that this would be … Continue reading

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Learning about Contemporary Feminism(s) by Teaching Medieval Women Writers – pt I

Editor’s Note: This post, our newest The Feminists are Teaching feature, is the first in a series of three to showcase work done by junior scholars in the Integrative Humanities class taught by Dr. Meriem Pages at Keene State College, … Continue reading

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You are what you read — and vice versa

Two recent articles from two writers, critics, and feminists I greatly admire – Jessica Valenti in the The Guardian and Roxane Gay writing at NPR’s Code Switch – have led me to confront a horrible truth about myself, revealed by … Continue reading

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Lady Almina, Highclere Castle, and Puff Pastry

In the 1980s, when feminism trickled into higher education in the U.S., literary critics, historians, and others turned to excavating the untold stories of women as a way of challenging a gender-biased “master” narrative of history, an andro-centric literary canon, … Continue reading

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