Joan of Arc: Maneuverable Medievalism, Flexible Feminism

Nadia Margolis
1996 Medieval Feminist Newsletter  
About the time I began to teach a course in the Women's Studies curriculum (with two daughters just beginning their careers), the US was plunged into conflict over an individual woman's right to decide whether to interrupt her pregnancy. The Washington marches, and long cold mornings picketing to keep the Boston birth control clinics open, combined with teaching new courses from an ever-expanding number of exhilarating texts, made me realize what it might be to bring all one's life's
more » ... to bear on research, to no longer be a woman well taught to think like a man, severing historical questions from politics.
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