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Meditations on Medieval Women


Christine Stewart-Nunez

Hildegard Center for the Arts and the UNL Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program
welcomed Christine Stewart-Nunez and her presentation Meditations on Medieval Women at the UNL Great Plains Art Musuem, October 3, 2013.   Dr. Nunez’  lecture featured poetry inspired by the lives and images of Medieval and Renaissance women.

Drawn from biographies letters, observations, scholarship and art, Christine used her poetry to provide a unique glimpse into the lives of such notable figures as Catherine of Siena, Katharine of Aragon and our own Hildegard of Bingen!

Christine Stewart-Nuñez is the author of Snow, Salt, Honey (2012); Keeping Them Alive (2011); Postcard on Parchment (2008); Unbound & Branded (2006); and The Love of Unreal Things (2005). Her piece “An Archeology of Secrets” was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2012. Her work has appeared in such magazines asArts & LettersNorth American ReviewPrairie Schooner and Shenandoah. She received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska and is Associate Professor of English at South Dakota State University where last spring she was named Scholar of the Year.

This lecture was part of the annual Mary Martin McLaughlin Speaker Series at UNL and was sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts, the UNL Department of English and the Women and Gender Studies Program.