The first speaker in The British Modernities Working Group lecture series is Sally Mitchell, professor emerita, Department of English, Temple University. Mitchell’s talk, “Advertising the Woman Question: Consumers, Class, Politics,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 23, in LN-1324C (Continuing Education).
Mitchell earned her doctorate at Oxford University in 1977, and has since focused her body of scholarship on women’s lives in both Victorian England and in the expanding empire. She is the author of The Fallen Angel: Chastity, Class and Women’s Reading, 1835-1880 (1981), The New Girl: Girls’ Culture in England 1880-1915 (1995), and Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer (2004). She is presently the series editor for “Victorian Life and Times,” Praeger Publishing, which examines topics from health and medicine, to invention, innovations, sports and games, and shopping in 19th-century culture.
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