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Oct 11, 2018
Medieval etching - black paper white lines - of monks working

"Assigned Female at Death: Joseph of Schönau's Disruption of Medieval Gender Binaries," by Professor Martha G. Newman

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
4:00 pm

The late twelfth-century story of brother Joseph portrays a youth whose monastic brothers read him as male while he lived but assigned him female at death. Martha G. Newman is an Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.