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SMFS promotes the study of the Patristic Age, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern era from the perspective of gender studies, women's studies, and feminist studies. It actively promotes and supports interdisciplinary exchanges at all levels of higher education across the world. Members represent every continent and every academic discipline within the arts & humanities.

SMFS AT IMC 2015 (“Kalamazoo”)
Alexandra M. Locking wins 2014 SMFS Graduate Student Essay Prize
SMFS 2015 Foremother’s Prize
Medieval Feminist Wikipedia Write-In #medievalwiki #Kzoo2014: Why Individual Medievalists Should Think About Encyclopedic Data
"The cultural landscape created in the queer entanglement of traditional constructs of masculinity and femininity, and of paganism and Christianity, allows Emily  the Amazon [in Chaucer's The Knight's Tale] to imagine an empowered devotional femininity in which chastity and motherhood can create an alternative to the necrophilic containment of patriarchy. The hortus conclusus in The Knight’s Tale can therefore be reconfigured as a site, not solely of female containment and policing, but as a space that, once subjected to the dislocations of queer femininity, offers apertures in which both masculinity and femininity can be imagined as agentially creative." Roberta Magnani, 'Policing the Queer: Narratives of Dissent and Containment in Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale', Medieval Feminist Forum 50. 1 (2014): 90-126 (126)