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City English Department Research Seminar: Dr Hetta Howes




This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Please note all attendees will need a Zoom account to access the webinar. A free account can be set up when registering for the event.

Dr Hetta Howes: "Transformative Waters in Late-Medieval Literature"

This brief talk will introduce Hetta's new book, due for publication in 2021, which explores the use of water as a metaphor in devotional writings by and for women. Direct interaction with water, whether in the form of immersion in metaphorical seas, baths in Christ’s own bodily fluids, or everyday labour with water, is often presented as a means for access to the soul’s transformation; however, it is also used by male authors to attempt to regulate women's spirituality and communication with the divine.

Both staff and students at City as well as the general public are welcome to attend this event, which is part of City English Department's ongoing research seminar series.

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When and where

6.00pm - 7.00pmWednesday 18th November 2020