Tag: Marie de France

Shop Talk: using Clothing To Shape Story and Character

n Chaucer and Costume: The Secular Pilgrims in the General Prologue (DS Brewer 2000), Laura Hodges presents in wondrous detail how in “Chaucer’s descriptions of textiles, as well as styles, garments, and accessories worn by his pilgrims… [he] weaves a web of costume signs and fabricates characterizations.” (3) Laura knows something about using clothing to enhance a text, and that is why she has been my go to person regarding medieval clothing ever since we met.

“A Medieval Woman’s Companion” as Inspiration for Novelists

It is my great pleasure to welcome Susan Signe Morrison to A Writers Retreat. Her new book, A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives in the European Middle Ages, just out from Oxbow Books, is a snappy, engaging exploration of remarkable individuals as well as… Continue Reading ““A Medieval Woman’s Companion” as Inspiration for Novelists”

"A Medieval Woman’s Companion" as Inspiration for Novelists

It is my great pleasure to welcome Susan Signe Morrison to A Writers Retreat. Her new book, A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives in the European Middle Ages, just out from Oxbow Books, is a snappy, engaging exploration of remarkable individuals as well as… Continue Reading “"A Medieval Woman’s Companion" as Inspiration for Novelists”