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Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers: Medieval Women in Truth and Legend


October 7, 2011

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA. Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)


The Conference will take place in Room 3.19 Graduate Centre, Students Union, Cardiff University.

General Enquiries:
Conference Organisers
Nicole Thomas:
Sarah Williams:

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