Lost Women, Lost Woman: The Rediscovery of Judith Sargent Murray

As part of Southeast’s celebration of Women’s History Month 2010, this presentation will highlight the life of Judith Sargent Murray, an early American playwright, poet and essayist, and perhaps most importantly, an early advocate of women’s rights.  Professor Skemp’s lecture will focus on understanding Murray, through her letters and her writings, as an 18th century woman. Professor Skemp will consider how the historiography pertaining to the 18th century
woman has changed as we celebrate 30 years of “Writing Women Back into History.” Dr. Skemp has taught at the University of Mississippi since 1980 and formerly served as the Acting Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women.  The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.   More information at: http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum2010.shtml

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