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Medieval King's Lynn pilgrim's book to feature in university conference




A medieval text by a Christian mystic and pilgrim from Lynn is set to feature in a virtual conference held by the University of Surrey.

The Book of Margery Kempe is known as the first extant spiritual autobiography in English and was written around the turn of the fifteenth century.

It is one of the texts which will feature in the 2021 Gender and Mobility postgraduate conference which is due to take place next month between January 11-13.

Official Ribbon Cutting of the Margery Kempe New Bench on the Saturday Market Place King's Lynn by Borough Mayor Nick Daubney..LtoR, Toby Winteringham (seated), Peter Jarrold, Professor Anthony Bale, Borough Mayor Cllr Nick Daubney, Alison Gifford, Susan Maddock.. (43483242)
Official Ribbon Cutting of the Margery Kempe New Bench on the Saturday Market Place King's Lynn by Borough Mayor Nick Daubney..LtoR, Toby Winteringham (seated), Peter Jarrold, Professor Anthony Bale, Borough Mayor Cllr Nick Daubney, Alison Gifford, Susan Maddock.. (43483242)

The three day event covers a range of texts including The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and classic texts such as Beowulf.

Topics covered will range from Gender and Mobility in Romance, to Transgressive and Queer Mobilities and Mobility and Immobility which is the session that will feature Kempe's book.

More information about the conference is available at: https://medievalgender.co.uk/2021-surrey/

Tickets for the conference are available via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gender-and-medieval-studies-conference-2021-gender-and-mobility-tickets-131589278073



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