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Recovering Lost Voices: the case of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
May 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Join the Sargent House Museum of a Free online lecture on “The Yellow Wallpaper” is the story of a woman going slowly mad from enforced isolation. Everyone who has been isolated from work, friends and everyday activities during the pandemic can identify–up to a point. In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” there seems to be something moving behind the strange vines and flowers that twist through the patterned wallpaper.
This haunting tale was written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author of fiction, poetry and essays about the subordination of women in a patriarchal world. Her book on women and economics won international acclaim and was translated into seven languages. Although widely regarded as the leading intellectual of the late 19th century women’s movement, Gilman sank into obscurity after her death in 1935.
As part of the Sargent House Museum’s series “Recovering Lost Voices,” University of New England Professor of English Jennifer S. Tuttle tells the story of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and how a team of archivists at the Schlesinger Library at Harvard recovered the works and restored the reputation of this early proponent of women’s rights for our era and for generations to come.
This FREE online lecture will be held May 20, 2021, at 6 pm. Q&A to follow live talk. To sign up, visit: www.sargenthouse.org/events.
Haven’t read “The Yellow Wallpaper”? Or not recently? Explore the story online here: http://bit.ly/TheYellowWallpaper2021 Join us one week before the webinar for a free story discussion, on Thursday, May 13, at 6 pm. Sargent House Museum board member and teacher Caroline Teague will lead the informal discussion. It’s free, but you need to sign up at www.sargenthouse.org/events.