Jane Burns Lecture

<p><i>The Well-Dressed Snake: Magic and Material Culture in Jean d&#39;Arras&#39;s <u>Roman de Melusine</u></i></p>
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Bryan 219

E. Jane Burns's work centers on issues of gender, feminist theory, and material culture in medieval texts.  Her most recent book, Sea of Silk: A Textile Geography of Women’s Work in Medieval French Literature (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), examines the ways that literary representations of women “working” silk carry the reader to distant cultures across the Mediterranean.

This lecture is generously funded by the Departments of Medieval Studies and French.