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Kansas City Public Library - Gender and Sexuality: How Medieval Are We Still?

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
4801 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

Three medieval scholars from the UMKC discuss their findings in the final installment of a series exploring connections between contemporary issues and Middle Age concepts of race, gender and identity. In truth, they say, the period was more enlightened in regard to gender roles, sexuality, and attitudes on authority and power than modern assumptions suggest.

Virginia Blanton is a professor of English at UMKC. Kathy Krause is a French professor and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures. Linda Mitchell is the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Missouri Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. The series is co-presented by MEMS: Medieval and Early Modern Studies at UMKC.

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