The first survey of early modern life-writing as a whole including biographies, autobiographies, and diaries.
May 2018

What does it mean to contemplate? In the Middle Ages, more than merely thinking with intensity, it was a religious practice entailing utter receptiveness to the divine presence. Contemplation is widely considered by scholars today to have been the highest form of devotional prayer, a rarified means of experiencing God practiced only by the most devout of monks, nuns, and mystics.

Aug 2018

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A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.

Feb 2019