Oregon & Southwest Washington Region: Spring Tea - POSTPONED
Jane Austen and Feminist Humor - POSTPONED
Audrey Bilger, president of Reed College, will discuss her book, Laughing Feminism: Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen. These authors scrutinized prejudices against women in order to expose their absurdity and encourage readers to laugh at the folly of sexist views. Audrey shows that these writers employed a full arsenal of comic weapons including satire, burlesque, and parody to combat patriarchal nonsense.
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