""Her Dangerous Voice: Female Orators, Gender Trouble, and Public Outrage in the American 1820s," presented by Dr. Carolyn Eastman, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Eastman will speak about the reformer Frances Wright, who in 1829 gave dozens of lectures to overflow audiences in cities up and down the East Coast, prompting scandalized newspaper accounts that professed to be outraged by her oratory. Come hear about this scandalous public woman and consider more broadly the gender politics of publicity that created (and continues to create) such anxiety. Sponsored by the James Monroe Museum and UMW's Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Co-sponsored by the UMW History department and Women and Gender Studies program.
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