Date: 5:00pm EST February 6
Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England - A Talk by Sandy Bardsley
In her lecture, “Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England, she will be talking about literary, legal, and artistic stereotypes of gossipy and angry women in medieval England, arguing that the association between women and illicit speech became entrenched in this era. She published a book of the same title with the University of Pennsylvania Press, as well as other books and articles investigating the legal and social status of women in the Middle Ages. She is currently the editor for one of the leading textbooks of medieval history, Medieval Europe: A Short History, previously edited by such giants as Professors Judith Bennett and C. Warren Hollister. In addition, she is leading her department’s foray into experimental archaeology from an historian’s perspective, collaborating with our own Dr. Bill Schindler.
This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by It is co-sponsored by Gender Studies and the History Department.