Feminism has adapted and evolved into many diverse forms since its inception. We are excited to bring you this series to explore the works and lives of some key feminist writers, who influenced the movement with their arts and literature.
Literature and the arts are key influencing factors for the progression of society. The growth and evolution of feminism is no different.
Aphra Behn declared herself a professional writer in the 1600s – the first female to do so. Since then women have been contributing to the arts and helping to shape our society.
This series of classes will explore the lives, works and lasting legacies of some extraordinary female authors:
- Margaret Atwood
- Virginia Woolf
- Jeanette Winterson
- Katherine Mansfield
- Aphra Behn
- Angela Carter.
All classes are $16 and will be held at Embiggen Books or Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in Melbourne CBD.
We will also be discussing the feminism movement as a whole in Betty Friedan to Beyoncé: What Does Feminism Mean Today? We’ll consider the history of the movement, including the different waves of feminism, key figures, policy changes, and other major events. This introductory session will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 6:15pm to 7:30pm and then again at 8:00pm to 9:15pm in Melbourne CBD.