Jayna Brett

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PhD program
Jayna’s research interests include: history of medicine; history of pharmacy; the body in the Middle Ages; disability studies; literary theory; Latin poetry.

Advisory Committee

Nicholas Everett (Supervisor)

Thesis Title

Rethinking medieval lapidaries as a subgenre of drug treatise: the practical use of books on stones in folk and learned medicine between 1150 and 1500 in Western Europe

Conference Papers

“Healing Bodies, Saving Souls: Hildegard of Bingen’s Reading of the Creation Story and her Holistic Healing.” The Leeds International Medieval Congress 2009 (The University of Leeds, United Kingdom, July 16, 2009)
“A Medley of Pagan Elements and Christianity: The Recipe for Hildegard’s Lapidary.” The Leeds International Medieval Congress 2008 (The University of Leeds, United Kingdom, July 7, 2008)
“Moral Mnemonics: Memory and Forgetting in Saint Augustine’s Confessiones and De trinitate.” Drawing a Blank: 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies and Theory & Criticism (The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, March 24, 2007)