Medieval Gender, Joan of Arc and Weird Stuff: A conversation with Dr Eleanor Janega
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This month I wrote for Pink News about the controversy surrounding a non-binary depiction of Joan of Arc in the play I, Joan at the Globe Theatre.
In the article I discuss the nuances of gendering people from the past, how medieval conceptions of gender were different to modern ones, and how history is always interpretative. Please check it out!
Continuing this conversation, I was thrilled to be invited by Dr Eleanor Janega to join her on her Patreon, Going Medieval, to talk about gender in the middle ages. We touch on Joan of Arc, but also early medieval figures such as Judith, the first crowned queen of Wessex. We discussed how medieval history is weird, complicated and nuanced and that’s why we love it so much. Watch our 45 minute conversation at the YouTube link below, an exclusive for paid subscribers!