Beatrix Potter’s Science and Storytelling

30 Apr

Check out the info below to find out about one of the last cool author events you’ll get a chance to attend before classes end.


Barbara Gates

Of Fungi and Fables:

Beatrix Potter’s Science and Storytelling


Friday, May 7, 3 pm

Armand Hammer Auditorium
Corcoran College of Art + Design, 500 17th St. NW
Reception following
Questions to Casey Smith:

Barbara T. Gates was Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware and is now Professor Emerita. She is author of Victorian Suicide: Mad Crimes and Sad Histories (Princeton, 1988), Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World (Chicago, 1998), and numerous essays and reviews. Her most recent work is In Nature’s Name: An Anthology of Women’s Writing and Illustration, 1780-1930 (Chicago, 2002).

This lecture is made possible by the generous funding of The Wang Endowed Fund for English Literature and Literary Studies of the GWU English Department and by GWU’s University Seminars Program. Sponsored by the University Seminar on Nineteenth-Century Histories at the George Washington University, this lecture honors Professor Judith Plotz for her many contributions over the years to nineteenth-century studies at George Washington University.

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