"Gaining a 'Footing in the Inclosure': The 'Lady's Magazine' and Women's Literary Histories" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"Gaining a 'Footing in the Inclosure': The 'Lady's Magazine' and Women's Literary Histories"

September 21, 2011 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent-Canterbury)

Duquesne University English Department, History, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and McAnulty College NEH Endowment Fund

Visiting speaker Dr. Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent-Canterbury, will discuss The Lady’s Magazine, one of the 18th century’s most popular and enduring publications. Reception to follow.

The Lady's Magazine was one of the 18th century's most popular and enduring publications.  Published monthly from 1770 to 1832, its diverse content was produced by an army of unpaid men and women, the majority of whose identities remain obscure to this day.  Join visiting speaker Dr. Jennie Batchelor as she examines the working of this important title and accounts for its exclusion from literary history.  Dr. Batchelor argues that The Lady's Magazine suggests important new paradigms for, and ways of understanding, women's writing and reading in the second half of the 18th century that are vital for the future of our understanding of women's literary history in this period.

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