Jennifer C Edwards, PHD

Jennifer C Edwards, PHD

Associate Professor

Department : History

Email : jennifer.edwards@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7317

Office : MGL 401

Education

PHD, University of Illinois
MA, University of Illinois
BA, U. of Massachusetts Amherst

Research

Medieval Europe, particularly France and England; ancient Mediterranean world; Church history, with a focus on monasticism and the cult of saints; women and gender studies; history of violence; history of deviance, disease, and disability

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Book manuscript in progress: Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix, revised version of 2008 PhD dissertation “The Sweetness of Suffering: Community, Conflict, and the Cult of Saint Radegund in Medieval Poitiers.”

Articles

  • "Wiki Women: Bringing Women Back Into Wikipedia Through Activism and Pedagogy,” The History Teacher 48, no. 3 (May 2015). (forthcoming).
  • “Casting, Plotting, and Enchanting: Arthurian Women in Starz’s Camelot and the BBC’s Merlin,” Arthuriana 25, no. 1 (2015): 57-81.
  • “My Sister for Abbess: Fifteenth-Century Power Disputes over the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers,” Journal of Medieval History 40, no. 1 (2014): 85-107. Awarded the 2015 Society for French Historical Studies William Koren, Jr. Prize
  • “Reading Telemachus through Orestes: Using the Oresteia to explain The Odyssey,” The Classical Outlook 90, no. 1 (2012): 1-3.
  • “‘Man Can be Subject to Woman’: Female Monastic Authority in Fifteenth-Century Poitiers” Gender & History 25, no. 1 (2013): 86-106.  Co-runner up for the 2013 Society for French Studies Malcolm Bowie Prize.
  • “Their Cross to Bear: Controversy and the Relic of the True Cross in Poitiers,” Essays in Medieval Studies 24 (2007).

Reviews

  • Review of “Preaching in the Age of Chaucer: Selected Sermons in Translation,” by Siegfried Wenzel, Medieval Sermon Studies 55 (2011): 94-95.
  • Review of “Signs of Devotion: The Cult of St. AEthelthryth in Medieval England, 695-1615,” by Virginia Blanton, for Medieval Feminist Forum 45, no. 2 (2009)
  • Review of Brian Golding, “Conquest and Colonisation: The Normans in Britain, 1066–1100” for The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 3, no. 2 (2002).

Presentations

  • “Not so Grands Jours: Abbess Marie Berland's Exile from the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, July 2015
  • “Si me non osculeris, hinc mihi cura nec ulla est”: Radegund, the leper’s kiss, and holy healing in Poitou," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2015
  • “Holy Healing: Defining Boundaries between Medical and Spiritual Healing in Medieval England,” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Toronto, May 2014
  • "Competition between Medical and Spiritual Healing in Medieval Miracle Stories," Invited paper for "The Healing Arts Across the Mediterranean" colloquium, Rutgers University Medieval Studies Program, March 2014
  • “Election Disputes and Medieval Women,” Invited Lecture, Rhode Island College, March 2012
  • “Casting, Plotting, and Enchanting: Morgan(a) and Guinevere/Gwen in Starz’s Camelot and the BBC’s Merlin,” 26th Annual International Conference on Medievalism, October 2011
  • “Reading Telemachus through Orestes: Using the Oresteia to explain The Odyssey,” Association for Core Texts and Courses Seventeenth Annual Conference, April 2011
  • “My Sister for Abbess: Election Disputes at Sainte-Croix in Fifteenth-Century Poitiers,” Society for French Historical Studies Annual Meeting, February 2011
  • “Female Power and Monastic Reform: Fifteenth-Century Abbesses of Fontevraud and Sainte-Croix,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2011
  • “Petty Nobility in Serious Contests: Marking Poitiers' Religious Spaces,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2010
  • “Gendering Space and Power in Fifteenth-Century Poitiers,” International Medieval Society, Paris Sixth Annual Symposium, June 2009
  • “Power Plays and Feast Day Celebrations in Fifteenth-Century Poitiers,” Forty-Fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2009
  • “Poitiers’ Revolting Nuns,” Forty-Second International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2007

 

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 Society for French Historical Studies William Koren, Jr. Prize for “My Sister for Abbess: Fifteenth-Century Power Disputes over the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers,” Journal of Medieval History 40, no. 1 (2014): 85-107.
  • Co-Runner up for the 2013 Society for French Studies Malcolm Bowie Prize for “‘Man Can be Subject to Woman’: Female Monastic Authority in Fifteenth-Century Poitiers” Gender & History 25, no. 1 (2013): 86-106.  

Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (Advisory Board member 2013-present)

Grants

  • Manhattan College Sabbatical, 2015.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar “Health and Disease in the Middle Ages,” London 2012
  • Manhattan College Summer Grant 2009, 2012, 2015.

Courses Taught/Teaching

HIST 200      Introduction to the Study of History
HIST 217      World History to 1600
HIST 304      Europe in the Middle Ages
HIST 319      The Crusades
HIST 490      Senior Seminar:The Body
HIST 498      Ind Sty
HIST 498      Independent Study
LLRN 102      Classical Origins: West Culture

Other Links

Academia.edu profile