Meet the author of Albina and Her Sisters, Lisa M. Ruch, PhD; chair of Liberal Studies; associate professor of communications and English.
The medieval legend of Albina and Her Sisters tells the tale of a group of sisters who are married against their will and conspire to kill their husbands. Exiled for their crime, they float in a rudderless boat to an uninhabited island which they name Albion. This talk, by the author, Dr. Lisa Ruch, of the first book-length study of the legend, will explore the historical and cross cultural story with roots in Classical myth, folklore, and romance. Our consideration of the legend’s various adaptations will show how cultures reinvent stories to reflect their needs and self-identity.
The spring Kaleidoscope series is underwritten in part by PeoplesBank, which supports Bay Path College’s commitment to providing cultural and educational enrichment to the communities we serve.