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Impairment and Disability in Early Medieval England

Nov 28, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
UCLA Department of English, Kaplan Hall 193, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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This seminar is centered around a work-in-progress book chapter exploring impairment and disability in early medieval England, as well as an accompanying case study on the Lives of St Guthlac of Crowland. The seminar will be a chance to offer feedback on the piece and to discuss the insights the field of disability studies has to offer scholars of the early Middle Ages.

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Professor Batten will also deliver an afternoon lecture at 4:00pm in Kaplan Hall 193. See event details here: Whole, Holy, Healthy: Sickness and the Body in the Medieval North Atlantic.

Both events are co-sponsored by UCLA’s CMRS Center for Early Global Studies and the Colloquium for Early Medieval Studies.

Caroline (Caz) Batten is Assistant Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. A scholar of Old English and Old Norse language and literature, they have published widely on gender and sexuality, sickness and health, the history of medicine, and somatic emotion in medieval texts. Their short book Health and the Body in Early Medieval England is forthcoming as a Cambridge Element in 2024.


Nov 28, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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UCLA Department of English
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UCLA Department of English, Kaplan Hall 193
415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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