ONLINE SEMINAR
March 14 | Bold, Brilliant Broads: The Feminists

$350.00

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The term ‘feminist’ has been used to characterize rebellious women, rabble-rousers, man-haters and equality seekers. In its name we’ve witnessed consciousness raising, bra burnings and a #MeToo revolution. What has the term meant? And how is it being used in its present iteration? In this seminar we’ll explore the unfolding meaning of this term from its theorization in ancient and early modern history through to its politicization by fourth-wave (?) feminists as we consider the works of authors and activists including Diotima, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Rebecca Walker and Roxane Gay.

When: Six weekly sessions on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting March 14, 2021

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$273 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom; you will receive instructions on how to join upon registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

The seminar will be read-as-you-go.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. If you are interested in applying your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.

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Description

LEADER

Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with over 30 years’ experience teaching in academic and non-academic environments, including Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Harvard, Oxford and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work explores subjects including power, violence, the relation to the Other, home, silence, and creativity. She is presently working on a long-term project on the concept of wonder. An active member of the Ontario literary scene, she has been an interviewer for organizations including By the Lake Book Club, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and GritLit, as well as hosting Bourbon and Books book club in both Toronto and Hamilton.

BOOKS

The Essential Feminist Reader, edited and with introduction by Estelle Freedman
(Modern Library, 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-0812974607

Please be sure to obtain this edition.

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In Canada, try McNally Robinson or Indigo

The term ‘feminist’ has been used to characterize rebellious women, rabble-rousers, man-haters and equality seekers. In its name we’ve witnessed consciousness raising, bra burnings and a #MeToo revolution. What has the term meant? And how is it being used in its present iteration? In this seminar we’ll explore the unfolding meaning of this term from its theorization in ancient and early modern history through to its politicization by fourth-wave (?) feminists as we consider the works of authors and activists including Diotima, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan, Rebecca Walker and Roxane Gay.

The seminar will be read-as-you-go. All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

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