Gail Gibson, “Scene and Obscene: Seeing and Performing Late Medieval Childbirth,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 29: 1 (1999): 7-24 (available via PDF through database accessible through Sophia—not Jstor).
Secondly, Charles T. Wood, “The Docotor’s Dilemma: Sin, Salvation, and the Menstrual Cycle in Medieval Thought,” Speculum 56: 4 (1981): 710-727 (on Jstor).
Let’s read these and discuss them in preparation for her talk on April 13, 2012. We will discuss in class when that will take place! Onward.