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Bonnie Krueger

Roberta (Bonnie) Krueger, the Burgess Professor of French, presented a paper during the 10th International Colloquium on Christine de Pizan at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3.

Scholars from England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S. attended the four-day conference to discuss issues of lineage, textual genealogy, and family relationships within the works of one of the most prolific and accomplished late medieval authors, known as France’s first professional “woman of letters.”

In “La Cité des familles: Representing the family in the Cité des dames,” Krueger demonstrated the prevalence of non-traditional households in Christine de Pizan’s famous City of Ladies (1405), showing how Christine highlighted women’s strength and resourcefulness in maintaining family ties during periods of social unrest. 

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