Visiting scholar to speak about famed feminist Gilman
Sept. 27, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will continue its Scholarly Speaker Series with a lecture Thursday, Oct. 1, on the works of sociologist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Dr. Cynthia Davis of the University of South Carolina will give a talk at 7 p.m. in Room 3025 of Brown Hall titled, "The World was Home for Me: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Sentimental Public Sphere." The event is the second in the Scholarly Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by WMU's English and history departments.
Davis, a professor and undergraduate director of English at the University of South Carolina, is the author of several books and articles about Gilman, who was an author and lecturer on social reform during the late 1800s and early 1900s and served as a role model for future generations of feminists. The talk is free and open to the public as are future lectures in the series, which include these talks on the following days and times:
2009 Department of English Scholarly Speaker Series
Scholarly speaker series events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Anthony Ellis, WMU assistant professor in of English, at email@example.com or (269) 387-2606.
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