Lunatics: Men, Women and the Moon in Early Modern France

moon imageThe intellectual debate that flourished in renaissance and early modern France is often described by scholars as a “battle of the sexes” — a battle in which women were often accused of being particularly susceptible to the lunar cycle.

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Katherine Dauge-Roth examined the issue in a recent faculty seminar lecture, presented as part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies ‘Science Before Science’ colloquium.

Read / listen to an interview with Katherine Dauge-Roth

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