Early American Women

Early American Women as Subjects & Objects

Focusing on the 1600s to the Civil War, we’ll explore women as writers and as written—about, as generators of texts and agents of anxiety— in their own times and today! We’ll cover a range of genres from trial reports to poems as we discuss figures including Anne Bradstreet, the first poet (male or female) to publish in the American colonies; Mary Rogers, the murdered cigar girl who inspired Poe’s “Mystery of Marie Roget”; and Madame Restell, the “female physician” who became the target of some of the most amusing literature of the nineteenth century

Instructor....Nicole Livengood, PhD, Associate professor of English, Marietta College

Day & Time...Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Dates..........Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2
Place..........124 Thomas Hall (Click here to see campus map.)
Cost............$30
Limit............90 Participants