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Morven Presents: Advancing The Woman’s Sphere: American Women’s Poetry from Newspapers and The Lady’s Book to Facebook and Social Media

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Advancing The Woman’s Sphere: American Women’s Poetry from Newspapers and The Lady’s Book to Facebook and Social Media

Wednesday, October 17, Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon, Tea at 1:00 p.m., Talk at 2:00 p.m.
Admission for Talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven

Morven welcomes Dr. Deborah Greenhut to discuss Annis Boudinot Stockton’s poetry within the context of the founding mothers of women’s literary culture in a comparison of those themes with contemporary social media.  From earliest colonial times in the 17th century, American women have been recording their thoughts about American home life and nudging these ideas into the public sphere through poetry and other narratives. Anne Bradstreet, the daughter of one Colonial Governor and the spouse of another, had her book published in England (1650). During the 18th century, Annis Boudinot Stockton, whom George Washington nicknamed “the elegant muse of Morven,” contributed numerous entries to this sphere. During the 19th century, Godey’s Lady’s Book was launched, and later, Emily Dickinson’s first book, published. Together their works constitute the first iteration of social publication in America.  Plan to tour Morven’s newly imagined first floor galleries before or after this enlightening discussion.

Register for the talk HERE!

To schedule Tea & Tour:
Advance reservation is required and subject to availability.
Payment is due at the time of booking. Space is limited so plan on booking your tea as far in advance as possible.
Please call (609) 924-8144 ext. 103 for reservations.

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Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm
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Venue

Historic Morven
55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Phone:
609-924-8144
Website:
morven.org
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