Penarth Literary Festival- Forgotten Voices: Festival Seminar with Dr Claire Harrill

Festival Seminar- Forgotten Voices: Women Writers of the European Middle Ages with Dr Claire Harrill

This special one-off seminar offers an introduction to the women writers of the middle ages and the female voices of the past who are frequently ignored and overlooked. We will look at the work of women writers who considered both women’s place in society and women’s place in literature in the time before feminism had a name or a political identity, and consider how some of the questions of identity, self-expression and freedom were negotiated in a society that was both so different from ours while still grappling with the same questions.

No previous knowledge of the period or literary studies is needed- only curiosity and a pen.

Dr Claire Harrill is a former lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham with a speciality in medieval literature. She is now a very proud Penarth local and Griffin Books fan- her words not ours!



Jun 18 2024


10:00 am - 12:30 pm




Griffin Books


Griffin Books