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Eccles Centre Summer Scholars Series: The Poetics of Reticence/The Modern Consuming Housewife
August 1, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
British Library, Free Entry, 12.30-2.00pm on stated dates
The Eccles Centre Summer Scholars series runs through July and August. The series highlights the work of the Eccles Visiting Fellows and Postgraduate Researchers who have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience. The full schedule can be seen athttp://www.bl.uk/eccles/events.html#summerscholars
The Poetics of Reticence: Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries
Eve Grubin discusses Emily Dickinson’s poems and their characteristic style against the backdrop of poetry written by other American women during Dickinson’s time.
The Modern Consuming Housewife
From feminine vice to essential feminine interest, Rachael Alexander explores changing attitudes to makeup and fashion as seen in, and encouraged by, the Ladies’ Home Journal and Canadian Home Journal of the 1920s.