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On Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Thu, 4/20 · 6:00 pm7:00 pm · Labyrinth Books and Livestream

Susan Wolfson, Department of English; Maria DiBattista, Department of English

Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) made a pioneering and influential argument for women’s equality, delivering a systematic critique of the treatment of women across time and place. Susan J. Wolfson offers new insight into how Wollstonecraft’s particular methods, style, and energy make this case for her readers. She is joined by fellow feminist scholar Maria DiBattista.

Susan J. Wolfson is professor of English at Princeton University. Her recent books include A Greeting of the SpiritRomantic Shades and Shadows, and Reading John Keats, as well as annotated editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jane Austen’s Northanger AbbeyMaria DiBattista specializes in twentieth century literature and film, the European novel and narrative theory. Her books include Virginia Woolf: The Fables of AnonFirst Love: The Affections of Modern Fiction; and Fast Talking Dames.

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