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.
Tonight, September 27, SOKY Reads! will present “Louisa May Alcott Wrote That? Gothic and Satiric Alcott.” Dr. Sandra Hughes will discuss 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. This event takes place at the Kentucky Museum at 6p.m.