Women Heroes and Villains series at FLPL

By  | September 17, 2017 | Filed under: News
FLORENCE-FLPL is partnering with the UNA English Department and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies to host a series call Women Heroes and Villains in October. Information for the three events in the series is below. I will be out of the office for the next week and a half, but I’ll be checking my email periodically.
 

Wonder Woman Screening and Discussion
Monday, October 9, 6:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Enjoy watching Wonder Woman with other fans at the library, and join us for a discussion led by film scholars Dr. Cynthia Burkhead and Anissa Graham. Together, we’ll explore the themes and significance of the first film featuring Diana of Themyscira. The screening and discussion is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

A History of Wonder: The Mythic/Literary Roots of Wonder Woman
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

You’ve seen the movie, now learn the story behind Wonder Woman! Literature and film scholar Dr. Brenna Wardell will present “A History of Wonder: The Mythic/Literary Roots of Wonder Woman.” This event is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, which is sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

She-Demons: Victorian Female Poisoners and the Science of Murder
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library

Explore murder and intrigue this October with Dr. Cheryl Blake Price, as she presents “She-Demons: Victorian Female Poisoners and the Science of Murder.” This talk examines the stereotype of the Victorian woman poisoner, giving several examples of real-life murderesses, to trace this criminal’s development over the course of the nineteenth-century. It argues that the increasing scientific sophistication of female poisoners caused a great deal of anxiety in a culture that was trying to determine the nature of women’s education. Do women have the capacity to learn science, and should they have access to scientific knowledge if this information can pervert their minds and cause them to commit murder? The answer the Victorians offered to this question may be surprising, and Victorian women poisoners offered female thinkers of the nineteenth-century a way to challenge male dominance of the sciences.

This event is part of our Women Heroes and Villains series, sponsored by the UNA Department of English and the UNA Center for Women’s Studies. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

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