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Premodern Colloquium: Living in Suspicion: Priests and Their Housekeepers in Pre-Reformation England

Sunday, September 21, 2014
4:00 AM
1100 Berkshire Rd. Ann Arbor

Janelle Werner is the Marlene Crandell Francis Assistant Professor in the Humanities at Kalamazoo College, where she teaches courses on medieval and early modern Europe, the history of gender and sexuality, and women’s studies. Her current book project, "Just As the Priests Have Their Wives": Priests and Concubines in England, 1375-1559, examines both cultural perceptions of clerical concubinage and the lived experiences of priests, concubines, and their children in late medieval England.


“Promiscuous Priests and Vicarage Children: Clerical Sexuality and Masculinity in Late Medieval England,” Negotiating Clerical Identities: Priests, Monks and Masculinity in the Middle Ages, ed. Jennifer Thibodeaux (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

“Just As the Priests Have Their Wives”: Priests and Concubines in England, 1375-1559. (Manuscript in progress.)

“Concubinage and Marriage in the Welsh Marches.” (Article in progress.)