The title of Lauren Groff’s ambitious new novel, Matrix, is deliberately multivalent. In Latin, it points us toward the leader and mother of a women’s religious community. It also means a system of categorizing and understanding knowledge, a system within which things come into being. Among other things, the novel is a Bildungsroman for its… Read more →
Lucy C. Barnhouse
Lucy C. Barnhouse is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas State University. Her forthcoming monograph, Houses of God, Places for the Sick, examines hospitals as religious institutions in late medieval cities. She has edited and translated leprosy examination letters for punctum’s Medieval Disability Sourcebook: Western Europe. She teaches a wide variety of courses in premodern and medical history, and has both taught and published on medievalism, leprosy, and religious women. She is a founding member of the Footnoting History podcast.