Beyond Histories

Fictions of Fatherhood: From the Medieval to the Modern

June 18, 2020 Mark
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Fictions of Fatherhood: From the Medieval to the Modern
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Beyond Histories
Fictions of Fatherhood: From the Medieval to the Modern
Jun 18, 2020
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In this episode Mark Rothery and Paul Jackson talk to Dr Rachel Moss, of the department of history at the University of Northampton: https://pure.northampton.ac.uk/en/persons/rachel-moss. Rachel is an expert in medieval history and has written extensively on fatherhood and masculinity in medieval England, particularly through fiction and correspondence. Her research has revealed the central part that fatherhood and patriarchy played in the power structures and ideologies of this period. It has also revealed the nuanced nature of medieval fathers, disrupting the stereotypes of violent and abusive fathers we assume were common in that period. The episode closes with some reflections on the recent representations of fatherhood during the Dominic Cummings scandal and Mark and Paul's reflections on their experiences of fatherhood.

To accompany the podcast Rachel has included:

1. A list for some further reading: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396584/obo-9780195396584-0236.xml
2. A database of Middle English Texts:  https://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams
3. A database of immigration to England between 1300-1500: https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/

Show Notes

In this episode Mark Rothery and Paul Jackson talk to Dr Rachel Moss, of the department of history at the University of Northampton: https://pure.northampton.ac.uk/en/persons/rachel-moss. Rachel is an expert in medieval history and has written extensively on fatherhood and masculinity in medieval England, particularly through fiction and correspondence. Her research has revealed the central part that fatherhood and patriarchy played in the power structures and ideologies of this period. It has also revealed the nuanced nature of medieval fathers, disrupting the stereotypes of violent and abusive fathers we assume were common in that period. The episode closes with some reflections on the recent representations of fatherhood during the Dominic Cummings scandal and Mark and Paul's reflections on their experiences of fatherhood.

To accompany the podcast Rachel has included:

1. A list for some further reading: https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396584/obo-9780195396584-0236.xml
2. A database of Middle English Texts:  https://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams
3. A database of immigration to England between 1300-1500: https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/