Category: Guest Post

Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)

This past winter I had the pleasure of reading the manuscript of Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife. Here’s what I wrote after a few days of walking around with this wonderful book in my head: In Grendel’s Mother:…

Q&A with Sharan Newman on Defending the City of God

Today I’m delighted to welcome Sharan Newman* to A Writer’s Retreat to talk about her book (nonfiction)  Defending the City of God: a Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem (Palgrave MacMillan 2014).  When I began to read this…

Q&A with Sharan Newman on Defending the City of God

Today I’m delighted to welcome Sharan Newman* to A Writer’s Retreat to talk about her book (nonfiction)  Defending the City of God: a Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem (Palgrave MacMillan 2014).  When I began to read this…

Interview: Michael Evans on the Mythic Eleanor of Aquitaine

Today I am delighted to welcome Michael Evans, whose book Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in late September. Michael has lectured in medieval history at several universities in Britain and the United…

The Beguines of Medieval Paris—guest post by Tanya Stabler Miller

First, I’d like to thank Candace for inviting me to discuss my book. I’m so pleased to have discovered her work, as well as her blog (through fellow beguine-scholar Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane!) The study of beguines represents a significant challenge for historians of women…