Guest Lecturer to Cover Monsters, Gender in Medieval Literature

Find out how mothers were portrayed as monstrous in medieval English literature during a free public lecture by Dana M. Oswald, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Centennial Hall room in Brown Hall.

Oswald, whose research focus is in English literature with secondary interests in gender, sexuality and the human body, has published numerous articles on monstrosity, gender, and sexuality in Old and Middle English literature. Her book, Monsters, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval English Literature, was published in 2010.

Her lecture, titled "Unmastered Mothers: Medieval Maternal Bodies as Monstrous," is sponsored by the Neal Cross Lecture Fund.

For more information, contact Kristin Bovaird-Abbo 970-351-2044.