The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society Presents:
“'All the Men Good for Nothing, and Hardly any Women at all’:
Revolutionary Wars and Revolutionary Women in the late 18th Century"
A public Lecture by Dr. Megan Woodworth,
Gregg Centre Visiting Scholar,
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.
Dr. Megan Woodworth holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Exeter. Her doctoral dissertation, “Becoming Gentleman: Women Writers, Masculinity, and War, 1778-1818,” explored the intersection of war and politics in private life. It traced the evolution of the masculine ideals – chivalry, republican virtue, professional merit – that informed what it meant to be a gentleman in England between the Restoration and the end of the Napoleonic Wars through novels written by women in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Dr. Woodworth’s interest in exploring war and society through literature continues in a new project that will investigate the connections between British literary culture and the American Revolutionary war tentatively titled “The Pursuit: Liberty, Happiness, and the American War of Independence in English Fiction, 1770-1790.” She is particularly interested in the ways in which the political dispute over traditional English liberties, claimed by Revolutionaries and Britons alike, is translated into a personal family quarrel between tyrannical parents and ungrateful children, a theme frequently seen in contemporary fiction. Dr. Woodworth is a native Frederictonian and UNB alumna: she completed her BA (English/History) at UNB in 2003 followed by an MA (English) in 2005.
Her lecture grows from an ongoing research project on British literary culture surrounding the American Revolutionary War.
Wu Conference Centre – Chancellor’s Room, UNB Fredericton
7:30 PM, Monday 29 March, 2010
All are welcome, refreshments will be served
For more information contact:
Lee Windsor PhD, Deputy Director
Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400 Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Tel (506) 455-4911
The Gregg Centre for the Study of War & Society
Tilley Hall Room 43
9 Macaulay Lane
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Tel: (506) 453-4587
Fax: (506) 447-3175
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