On April 27 as part of the Faculty’s Spring Semester 2016 Docentdagen, Docent Virginia Langum will give her docent lecture Sticky Sins: Medicine, Religion and Sex at 14:50 in Humanisthuset, Hörsal F.
In her external review of Virginia Langum’s docent application, Professor Marjo Kaartinen wrote:"Langum’s scholarship is meticulous, innovative, and important. Her studies show in an innovative way the co-existence of the physiological and the medico-ethical in late medieval English (religious) literature, and certainly her texts are worth reading to all interested for instance in the history of medical ethics. Further, her work is seminal to studying late medieval culture as she shows that the role of medicine in the culture is something everyone must take into consideration. Similarly, Langum forces us to reread our sources, and think about bodiliness in a new way: sacred and secular were intertwined as were body and soul.” Docent Virginia Langum’s new book Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture will be published by Palgrave Macmillan on August 3, 2016.