Please join the British, Irish and Empire Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday, March 1, at 12 noon CST, 6 p.m. GMT, for the fourth session in "Books!," our Spring 2023 virtual speaker series: "Why is Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman the first philosophical book on women's rights?"
Notre Dame political scientist Eileen M. Hunt considers the position of Mary Wollstonecraft's landmark 1792 treatise in the feminist canon. A leading scholar of the writings of Wollstonecraft and her daughter, Mary Shelley, Hunt will provide a historical, literary and philosophical case for why we should continue to understand A Vindication of the Rights of Woman as the first systematic, book-length treatment of the "rights of woman" as integral to the "rights of humanity." Carol MacKay of UT-Austin's English Department will chair.
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For more detail on Hunt, her work on Wollstonecraft, and this talk, please contact BIES staff at Marian.Barber@austin.utexas.edu.