Convocation: “The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen" by Susan Bordo
- Speaker: Susan Bordo
- Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
- Time: 1:00 p.m.
- Location: Carpenter Hall, Goddard Auditorium
Susan Bordo ’s first book, The Flight to Objectivity, has become a classic of feminist philosophy. In 1993, she published Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, followed by The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private. In her new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, Bordo challenges the mythology surrounding Anne Boleyn’s life and afterlife, exploring how generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists and filmmakers imagined and re-imagined Anne: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, prototypical “mean girl,” feminist icon and everything in between.
Co-sponsored by the William N. Trueblood Emerson Lecture Endowed Fund.
Free admission, no tickets required.