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Sullivan, K. P. .., Langum, V. & Cocq, C. (2019). Education is not sufficient: exploring ways to support and research indigenous writing and literacies. In: Coppélie Cocq and Kirk P.H. Sullivan (Ed.), Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies: (pp. 215-219). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Education is not sufficient: exploring ways to support and research indigenous writing and literacies
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies / [ed] Coppélie Cocq and Kirk P.H. Sullivan, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 215-219Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019
Series
Studies in writing, ISSN 1572-6304 ; 37
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152547 (URN)978-90-04-29850-7 (ISBN)978-90-04-29851-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2019-04-05Bibliographically approved
Langum, V. & Olofsson, J. (2019). Jag luktar alltså forskar jag: forskningsperpektiv på doftsinnet. In: Davd Håkansson (Ed.), Ett kalejdoskop av kunskap: Sveriges unga akademi och vetenskap och samhälle (pp. 91-101). Santérus Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jag luktar alltså forskar jag: forskningsperpektiv på doftsinnet
2019 (Swedish)In: Ett kalejdoskop av kunskap: Sveriges unga akademi och vetenskap och samhälle / [ed] Davd Håkansson, Santérus Förlag, 2019, p. 91-101Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Santérus Förlag, 2019
National Category
Languages and Literature Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163545 (URN)9789173591409 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-10-25Bibliographically approved
Langum, V. (2018). Cold characters: Northern temperament in the premodern imaginary. In: Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum (Ed.), Visions of North in premodern Europe: (pp. 123-144). Brepols
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cold characters: Northern temperament in the premodern imaginary
2018 (English)In: Visions of North in premodern Europe / [ed] Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum, Brepols, 2018, p. 123-144Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brepols, 2018
Series
Cursor Mundi ; 31
National Category
History Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143119 (URN)10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.114060 (DOI)978-2-503-57475-2 (ISBN)978-2-503-57476-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Jørgensen, D. & Langum, V. (2018). Envisioning North from a premodern perspective. In: Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum (Ed.), Visions of North in premodern Europe: (pp. 1-11). Brepols
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2018 (English)In: Visions of North in premodern Europe / [ed] Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum, Brepols, 2018, p. 1-11Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brepols, 2018
Series
Cursor Mundi ; 31
National Category
History Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143117 (URN)10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.114054 (DOI)978-2-503-57475-2 (ISBN)978-2-503-57476-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Dermineur, E. M., Karlsson Sjögren, Å. & Langum, V. (2018). Introduction. In: Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Virginia Langum (Ed.), Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800: (pp. 1-9). New York and Oxon: Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800 / [ed] Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Virginia Langum, New York and Oxon: Routledge, 2018, p. 1-9Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The scholarly notion of gender has only recently been framed. In the aftermath of World War II, a series of social demands and protests emerged which shook the Western world. These movements placed social and political inequality at the core of their struggle. In particular, feminist movements, collectively called the second wave, blossomed throughout the Western world in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Their powerful socio-political dimension and dynamism quickly attracted worldwide attention. This chapter also presents an overview of this book. The book covers various regions in Europe in different time periods at all levels of society. It covers a wide socio-professional spectrum, from elite women to female artisans, domestics and peasant women. The book redresses a lack of scholarship on gender and 'the dark or unofficial side of the preindustrial economy'. It examines the illness experience articulated by two late medieval mystical writers through the possibilities afforded by medicine and religious culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York and Oxon: Routledge, 2018
National Category
History Gender Studies
Research subject
History; gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148323 (URN)9781138731547 (ISBN)9781315188966 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-03 Created: 2018-06-03 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved
Dermineur, E. M., Karlsson Sjögren, Å. & Langum, V. (2018). Introduction. In: Dermineur, EM Sjogren, AK Langum, V (Ed.), Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800: (pp. 1-9). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800, Routledge, 2018, p. 1-9Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The scholarly notion of gender has only recently been framed. In the aftermath of World War II, a series of social demands and protests emerged which shook the Western world. These movements placed social and political inequality at the core of their struggle. In particular, feminist movements, collectively called the second wave, blossomed throughout the Western world in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Their powerful socio-political dimension and dynamism quickly attracted worldwide attention. This chapter also presents an overview of this book. The book covers various regions in Europe in different time periods at all levels of society. It covers a wide socio-professional spectrum, from elite women to female artisans, domestics and peasant women. The book redresses a lack of scholarship on gender and 'the dark or unofficial side of the preindustrial economy'. It examines the illness experience articulated by two late medieval mystical writers through the possibilities afforded by medicine and religious culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Research in Gender and History
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163049 (URN)10.4324/9781315188966 (DOI)000470280400001 ()9781138731547 (ISBN)9781315188966 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2019-10-03Bibliographically approved
Langum, V. (2018). Medicine, female mystics and illness experience. In: Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren and Virginia Langum (Ed.), Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800: (pp. 100-120). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Medicine, female mystics and illness experience
2018 (English)In: Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800 / [ed] Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren and Virginia Langum, Routledge, 2018, p. 100-120Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The relationship of the physical, gendered body to mental health is a common theme in literary studies, which have sought to understand historical and contemporary narratives by female authors. Medieval mystics, in particular, have invited psychological and medical intrigue, both in their own period and much later. While both male and female mystics often write in highly embodied imagery, female mystics often write in immediate relation to their own bodies. Mystics sought personal experience, or what is called mystical union with the divine, through certain practices, which ranged from contemplation to extreme fleshly mortification. In the later Middle Ages, between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, women took a particular role in shaping mystical practices and texts through their works in various languages. Not only their own contemporaries but also far more recent readers have offered various biomedical and psychosomatic diagnoses for these medieval female mystics. This chapter outlines these attempts, while arguing for a new interpretation of the texts using the women's own use and understanding of medicine. From the outset, the range of diagnoses from various readers from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first century seems vast and incompatible—from medieval accounts of demonic possession and humoral balance, to late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century notions of hysteria, to more current diagnoses of temporal lobe epilepsy and botulism. However, I argue that they have a common clinical core. They assume that these women are bodies and minds to be diagnosed by various authoritative standards, whether religious or biomedical. This chapter considers contemporary and anachronistic diagnostic tools for mystical experience through the works of two mystical women of late medieval England: Margery Kempe (ca. 1373–ca. 1438) and Julian of Norwich (ca. 1342–ca. 1416). Despite the wealth of criticism on these women, which refers to their contemporary and later authoritative discourses of religion and medicine, the women's own medical knowledge and the way they negotiate it in terms of their own experience has not yet been considered. I argue that these texts stand witness to two women attuned to medical knowledge and capable of diagnosing themselves. Rather than clinical narratives, these texts represent illness experiences, and as such the interplay of their own contemporary biomedical knowledge and their own lived embodied experience. They are at once doctors and patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge research in gender and history ; 31
National Category
History Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144756 (URN)9781138731547 (ISBN)9781315188966 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-13 Created: 2018-02-13 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved
Langum, V. (2018). Reading and Health. In: Roger Jacobsson (Ed.), Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets årsbok 2018 (pp. 97-107). Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet
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2018 (English)In: Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets årsbok 2018 / [ed] Roger Jacobsson, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet , 2018, p. 97-107Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet, 2018
Series
Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundets årsbok, ISSN 0280-8692 ; 31
Keywords
medieval medicine, medieval literature, medical humanities, bibliotherapy
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143805 (URN)978-91-86438-61-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Dermineur, E. M., Karlsson Sjögren, Å. & Langum, V. (Eds.). (2018). Revisiting gender in European history, 1400-1800. New York: Routledge
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Do women have a history? Did women have a renaissance? These were provocative questions when they were raised in the heyday of women's studies in the 1970s. But how relevant does gender remain to premodern history in the twenty-first century? This book considers this question in eight new case studies that span the European continent from 1400 to 1800. An introductory essay examines the category of gender in historiography and specifically within premodern historiography, as well as the issue of source material for historians of the period. The eight individual essays seek to examine gender in relation to emerging fields and theoretical considerations, as well as how premodern history contributes to traditional concepts and theories within women's and gender studies, such as patriarchy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 191
Series
Routledge research in gender and history ; 31
National Category
History General Literature Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
History; gender studies; Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145565 (URN)10.4324/9781315188966 (DOI)9781138731547 (ISBN)9781315188966 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-11 Created: 2018-03-11 Last updated: 2019-08-22Bibliographically approved
Jørgensen, D. & Langum, V. (Eds.). (2018). Visions of North in premodern Europe. Brepols
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The North has long attracted attention, not simply as a circumpolar geographical location, but also as an ideological space, a place that is 'made' through the understanding, imagination, and interactions of both insiders and outsiders. The envisioning of the North brings it into being, and it is from this starting point that this volume explores how the North was perceived from ancient times up to the early modern period, questioning who, where, and what was defined as North over the course of two millennia.

Covering historical periods as diverse as Ancient Greece to eighteenth-century France, and drawing on a variety of disciplines including cultural history, literary studies, art history, environmental history, and the history of science, the contributions gathered here combine to shed light on one key question: how was the North constructed as a place and a people? Material such as sagas, the ethnographic work of Olaus Magnus, religious writing, maps, medical texts, and illustrations are drawn on throughout the volume, offering important insights into how these key sources continued to be used over time. Selected texts have been compiled into a useful appendix that will be of considerable value to scholars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brepols, 2018. p. 370
Series
Cursor Mundi ; 31
National Category
History Languages and Literature Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143120 (URN)10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.112872 (DOI)9782503574752 (ISBN)9782503574769 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
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