Lecture: Women’s Roles in Colonial Fantasies of Fourteenth-Century France


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room, 715 Hesburgh Library

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, professor of French and chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh, will present a lecture titled, “Women’s Roles in Colonial Fantasies of Fourteenth-Century France: Pierre Dubois and Philippe de Mézières.”

Blumenfeld-Kosinski is a specialist in French medieval literature and culture, particularly the work of Christine de Pizan. Her research reflects an interest in female spirituality, church history, and allegorical poetry. She is the author of several volumes, including Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism (1378-1417), and the editor of collections on Philippe de Mézières, medieval religious literature, and images of sainthood.