Susan Signe Morrison

FICTION AND HISTORICAL BOOKS

HISTORY FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND GENERAL AUDIENCES
Finalist for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in 3 categories: Adult Nonfiction; Women’s Studies; and Young Adult Nonfiction. This book, filled with images, tells the stories of the virtuous virgins, marvelous maidens, and fierce feminists of the Middle Ages who trail-blazed paths for women today. Ideal for high school and college classroom use in courses ranging from history and literature to women's and gender studies.
FICTION
Winner: Words on Wings Book Award for young adult fiction, a Literary Classics Top Honors Award 2016. The story of Beowulf from the point of view of the women. The story of Beowulf from the point of view of the women. Finalist for the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Award in the category of Adult Fiction; Finalist for the 2014-2015 Sarton Literary Award for Historical Fiction; and Finalist for Foreward Reviews' 2015 Indiefab Book of the Year Award: Historical (Adult Fiction). Recipient of Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
FOR SCHOLARS OF LITERATURE AND THEORY
New Materialist approach to comparative literature focusing on waste--garbage, trash, and detritus--and its metaphorical and ethical impact.
Why does excrement appear so frequently in medieval literature, especially the works by Geoffrey Chaucer? Do you dare to find out?
YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION
The actual diaries of a teenage girl living in Chicago just before World War II and as the war begins. Named by the Children's Book Committee of the Bank Street College of Education to the Best Children's Book of the Year 2013 list (Memoir: Ages 14 & up).
SCHOLARLY HISTORY
The first book to ever focus on medieval women pilgrims--in history, in literature, and in art.

Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England: Private Piety as Public Performance

The first book to ever focus on medieval women pilgrims--in history, in literature, and in art.

London: Routledge, 2000.

The first scholarly book devoted to discovering and analyzing medieval women pilgrims in history and literature.

"This is an exhaustively researched and necessary study in the wider field of pilgrimage, providing new insights into the place of women pilgrims in medieval society."
~ Journeys


"Women Pilgrims in Late Medieval England will be a valuable aid to the study of late-medieval religious studies."
~ Medium Aevum