Laughing at the Medieval: Arthurian Legends, Monty Python and A Knight’s Tale

Author: Julia Richards Sub-editor: Honor Rush Image Credit: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". The Daily Sentinel https://romesentinel.com/stories/monty-python-and-the-holy-grail,34679. The role of comedy is instrumental to medievalist films such as Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975) and A Knight’s Tale (2001), serving to both ridicule the Medieval and acknowledge its essentiality in Medieval text traditions.… Continue reading Laughing at the Medieval: Arthurian Legends, Monty Python and A Knight’s Tale

Gender Fluidity in the Late Middle Ages: a case study of Saint Wilgefortis

Author: Allegra McCormack Sub-editor: Emerson Hurley Editor: Julia Richards Within late medieval Europe, gender fluidity was often understood in terms of transgression or rejection of prevailing social, political and theological expectations. While social performances of gender were heavily influenced by a strict gender binary, some miracle stories provided a space where gender fluidity was more… Continue reading Gender Fluidity in the Late Middle Ages: a case study of Saint Wilgefortis