Instructor: Dr. Miriam Jones (Hazen Hall 103)

Coordinates: The class is scheduled on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:50, in Ganong Hall 215 Irving Hall 106.

Acknowledgements: The image to the right is a detail from a medieval illustration of a peasant woman feeding chicken (illumination from British Library MS Add. 42130, fol. 166v.), reproduced in Gies, F. and J. Gies, Daily Life in Medieval Times.  A vivid, detailed account of birth, marriage and death; food, clothing and housing; love and labor in the middle ages (New York, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1999). To see fuller image, click here. Originally found on a stitch in time, the wonderful blog of a medieval archaeologist specialising in garment reconstruction and historic tailoring techniques.

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  • (Those women whom the distaff
    no longer claims
    nor spun cloth)
    driven mad,
    by Bacchus.

    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), "Choros Translations from The Bacchae"

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