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      Jane Austen and the Rise of Feminism: Library Special Collections Exhibit in Bethlehem


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      November 24, 2017

       

      27 Memorial Dr
      Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

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      Jane Austen and the Rise of Feminism: Library Special Collections Exhibit

      The fall 2017 Linderman Library exhibit, “Jane Austen and the Rise of Feminism: Women Writers as Agents of Change”, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Austen enjoyed moderate success during her lifetime; however, after her death, her popularity waned until the Victorian era. This exhibition seeks to highlight the often overlooked significant and transformative themes of Austen’s writings.

      In addition to Austen, this exhibit includes works from other women writers dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The texts range from the sentimental novels of the late 1600s to the radical “New Woman” writers of the 1890s. However their writings fared over time, these writers all contributed to the cause of feminism. Inspired by Austen’s legacy, this exhibition celebrates women writers who also wrote to effect change.

      This exhibit was researched by Department of English graduate student Katie Hurlock under the guidance of Humanities Librarian Heather Simoneau, who selected the materials exhibited. Ms. Hurlock's work was funded by the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute. The exhibit will be on display through December 16 in the Cafe Gallery, the main reading room, and the Bayer Galleria.

      Please also visit the online exhibit prepared by Alex Japha.

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