Virtual Colloquium 5, featuring Peter King

This week’s Virtual Medieval Colloquium features Peter King (University of Toronto).

When: Thursday, April 23, at 12 noon in Toronto / 18h à Paris.


Title: “Christine de Pizan: The City of Ladies and The City of God”

Abstract: Christine de Pizan’s The City of Ladies has been considered a groundbreaking work of medieval history and a (proto-)feminist tract. Here I want to talk about it as a work of political philosophy, whose debt to Augustine, signaled in its title, seems largely to have been overlooked — a debt that sheds light on both its historical and its feminist credentials.

The handout is available here.


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