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Lecture by Prof. Harriet Guest
This talk is drawn from Professor Guest's current research on the changing roles available to British women, and particularly women writers in the 1790s: it will look at the way Wollstonecraft's friends and admirers wrote about her in the years immediately following her death.
Professor Guest studied at Cambridge and taught at Cambridge and University College London before moving to the University of York. Her most recent book was Empire, Barbarism and Civilization: James Cook, William Hodges and the Return to the Pacific (Cambridge UP, 2007). Earlier publications include Small Change: Women, Learning, and Patriotism 1750-1810 (Chicago UP, 2000), and A Form of Sound Words: The Religious Poetry of Christopher Smart (Oxford UP, 1989).
event is co-sponsored by Rackham Strategic Initiative Fund, the
Department of English, the Nineteenth-Century Forum, the
Eighteenth-Century Studies Group, and the Department of Comparative Literature's "Year of Comparison."
Location: 3222 Angell Hall