Dr. Megan M. McLaughlin

Professor Emeritus
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Medieval European social and religious history; history of women and gender; history of madness and "altered spiritual states"

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985

Selected Publications

Books

McLaughlin, Megan Sex, Gender and Episcopal Authority in an Age of Reform, 1000-1122 Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010.
McLaughlin, Megan Consorting with Saints: Prayer for the Dead in Early Medieval France Ithaca and London Cornell University Press 1994.

Book Contributions

McLaughlin, Megan "The Church as Bride in Eleventh-Century England" Les Strategies matrimoniales (IXe-XIII siecles) "The Church as Bride in Eleventh-Century England" Turnhout Brepols 2013.
"Women and Men" The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 4: Christianity in Western Europe, c. 1100-c. 1500 compiled by Miri Rubin, compiled by Walter Simons. "Women and Men" Compiled by Miri Rubin, Compiled by Walter Simons, Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2009, p. 187-99.
"The Bishop as Bridegroom: Marital Imagery and Clerical Celibacy in the Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries" Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform edited by Michael Frassetto. "The Bishop as Bridegroom: Marital Imagery and Clerical Celibacy in the Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries" Edited by Michael Frassetto, New York Garland 1998, p. 209-37.
McLaughlin, Megan "Spiritual and Secular Fatherhood in the Eleventh Century" Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West edited by Jacqueline Murray. "Spiritual and Secular Fatherhood in the Eleventh Century" Edited by Jacqueline Murray, New York Garland 1999, p. 25-43.

Journal Articles

McLaughlin, Megan "Disgusting Acts of Shamelessness: Sexual Misconduct and the Deconstruction of Royal Authority in the Eleventh Century" Early Medieval Europe forthcoming 2011.
McLaughlin, Megan "The Bishop in the Bedroom: Witnessing Episcopal Sexuality in an Age of Reform" Journal of the History of Sexuality 19 1 2010, p. 17-34.
McLaughlin, Megan "Abominable Mingling: Father-Daughter Incest and the Law" Medieval Feminist Newsletter 24 1997, p. 26-30.
McLaughlin, Megan "The Twelfth-Century Ritual of Death and Burial at Saint-Jean-en-Vallee in the Diocese of Chartres" Revue Benedictine 105 1995, p. 155-66.
McLaughlin, Megan "'Familiarity and Love': Noble Friendship and Liturgical Commemoration in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History 18 1991, p. 60-69.
McLaughlin, Megan "Gender Paradox and the Otherness of God" Gender & History 3 1991, p. 147-59.
McLaughlin, Megan "On Communion with the Dead" Journal of Medieval History 17 1991, p. 23-34.
McLaughlin, Megan "The Woman Warrior: Gender, Warfare and Society in Medieval Europe" Women's Studies 17 1990, p. 193-209.