Dr. Sandra Hughes discussed 19th-Century gothic novels including Alcott’s little-known thrillers Behind a Mask: or A Woman’s Power and A Long and Fatal Love Chase at the Western Room in the Kentucky Building on the evening of September 27, 2011. This presentation was part of the SOKY Read! program co-sponsored by the SOKY Book partners consisting of WKU Libraries, Warren County Public Library, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
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Louisa May Alcott: Wrote That? Gothic and Satiric Alcott
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SOKY Reads! Alcott Series Continues Tonight
This past Thursday, September 22, SOKY Reads! presented “Louisa May Alcott: Literary Phenomenon and Social Reform.” Dr. Dorothea Browder discussed the role of women in 19th-Century America, while Jennifer Walton-Hanley discussed how Alcott’s novel Work: A Story of Experience influenced women’s rights and responsibilities beyond the family.
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