I have just received news of the next event in which I shall be participating. The event takes place in the Art Gallery in Sothampton Civic Centre on 17th June. The following information comes from the Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture at the University of Southampton:
Our collaboration with Southampton City Art Gallery’s Capture the Castle exhibition www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/whats-on/capture-the-castle<http://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/whats-on/capture-the-castle> which opens this week, comes to a head next month with a series of events.
On Saturday 17 June, we shall be hosting a Life Long Learning Study Day, 10.00 -4.00pm at the Gallery, entitled ‘Strong-hold: Castle walls and female spaces in literature since medieval times’. This will explore what happens when castle spaces are gendered feminine. Talks on the day will be devoted to the Dodie Smith novel which leant its name to the exhibition and which has never been out of print since it was published; perilous female castle spaces in the romance Bevis of Hampton; and dangerous women and effeminised castles in plays by Shakespeare and Howard Barker. The day will include a tour of the exhibition with the curators.