Women’s and Gender Studies



Contact Us:
Dr. Brenda Bethman
Director
bethmanb@umkc.edu

Janine Hogan
Administrative Assistant
hoganj@umkc.edu

(816) 235-5854  
Fax (816) 235-5542

University of Missouri-Kansas City
204 Haag Hall
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Virginia Blanton

Department of English

Cockefair Hall 016H

(816) 235-2766
FAX (816) 235-1308

blantonv@umkc.edu

Virginia Blanton, Professor, (B.A., Southwestern College; M.A., Binghamton University; Graduate Certificate of Medieval Studies, Binghamton University; Ph.D., Binghamton University). Co-Chair, Department of English Language and Literature. Doctoral faculty in English. Author of Signs of Devotion: The Cult of St. Æthelthryth in Medieval England, 695-1615 (Penn State Press, 2007) and co-editor of Intertexts: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Culture Presented to Paul E. Szarmach, (MRTS, 2008) and Nuns' Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Hull Dialogue (Brepols, 2013). Former President, Society for Medieval Feminist.

Her research focuses on representations of women in the religious culture of medieval England and on medieval women and their relationship with books, as writers, readers, patrons, and book owners.