Gina Walker presents The Two Marys: Hays Transforms Wollstonecraft’s Female Biography

March 26, 2014

Professor of Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research, Walker is an intellectual historian who investigates alternatives to traditional accounts of the past. She is currently the editor of the Chawton House Library edition of Female Biography (1803) by Mary Hays, a six-volume work documenting the lives of 300 rebellious women, which Jane Austen is known to have read and may have used in writing her novels. Dr. Walker has assembled an international team of scholars and students for this project.

Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall  5pm

Please join us for a reception before the talk.