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Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag: 'Mary Wollstonecraft on the Virtues and their Sexed Semblances'

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will hold a brown bag from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in Room 144, McGannon Hall.

Emily Dumler-Winckler, Ph.D., will present, “Mary Wollstonecraft on the Virtues and their Sexed Semblances.”

Discussion Abstract: What have virtues to do with gender norms, feminism, and women's rights? Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Women (1790) provides some clues. By distinguishing true virtues from their semblances, she provides an account of virtue and rights that can inform feminist ethics and advocacy today.

Each semester the department sponsors a brown bag lunch series at which speakers present their research and engage the audience in discussion about the topic. The topics vary, as do the disciplines of the speakers and the points of view they represent. These informal settings provide opportunities to learn about the range of Women's and Gender Studies scholarship and to meet students and faculty with similar interests.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Drinks and snacks are provided.