17- Fluid Genders, from Joan of Arc to Trans Saints - A conversation with medievalist Clovis Maillet
In this episode, medievalist Clovis Maillet who recently wrote a book called “Fluid Genres, from Joan of Arc to trans saints” shares some of his research on trans saints in medieval times. Clovis talks about the context in which folks may decide to endorse different gender identities throughout their lives and shares the tales of the influential trans saints Marina, and St Eugenia of Rome, that chose to be men all their lives for various reasons. To help us understand the world view of European medieval times, he goes into the importance of virginity in relation to social status, the accepted social place of hermaphrodites, how women are perceived, and more aspects of life that challenge our ‘modernity”.
Music : Public domain Hildegard of Bigen, Viridissima virga
Image : Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Suzanne Husky
Ce projet a été sélectionné par la commission mécénat de la Fondation des Artistes qui lui a apporté son soutien. This podcast was made possible with the support of the Creative Work Fund in collaboration with Earth Activist Training