Feminist Lunch Series at UNB’s Faculty of Arts

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September 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Tilley 28
5 Macaulay Ln
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5
Sophie Lavoie

Please mark your calendars for the opening talk of our Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given on Monday, Sept. 18th at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Dr. Megan Woodworth (English, UNB Arts Advising). 

Dr. Woodworth’s paper is titled: “The dominion of the parent country”? Liberty, Tyranny, & Marriage in The History of Emily Montague. Frances Brooke’s 1769 epistolary novel explores individual liberty through the romantic entanglements of English colonists in Quebec on the eve of the American Revolution. Edward Rivers, a half-pay officer, is in Quebec for the land and liberty denied him in England. His meditations on freedom are expressed in letters to primarily female correspondents, who simultaneously explore the limits of their own liberty and, like Rivers, imagine how the “new world” might enable them to break free from their social (and gendered) constraints.

All are welcome…please bring your lunch!   The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (lavoie@unb.ca)

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