Laura Kalas

Laura Kalas

Dr Laura Kalas is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Swansea University, where she teaches medieval literature and culture, gender studies, and transhistorical modules about literature, gender, and the body. Her research is primarily about the religious women of the Middle Ages, the medicalization of spirituality, the physiology of spiritual rapture, medieval medicine, and the medical humanities; the parallels that can be drawn between the medieval and modern in approaches to health and wellbeing. She is co-founder of The Margery Kempe Society, and has contributed to The Guardian, BBC History Magazine, and the BBC Radio Wales programme 'The Idea'.

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