Please join us for the final MEMSI event of 2009, when we will celebrate the publication of Leah Chang's new book Into Print: The Production of Female Authorship in Early Modern France. The festivities take place on Thursday December 10 at 2 PM in the English Department seminar room (Rome Hall 771, Academic Center, 801 22nd ST NW, Foggy Bottom Metro).
Prof. Chang received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1997, 2002). Her interests include pre-modern women's writing, early modern narrative and poetry, the history of the book, and the intersection of politics, performance, and sexuality in early modern French texts and culture. She has recently completed a book manuscript on book production and the concept of female authorship in early modern France, and is beginning a new project on the political function of the royal mistress in France. She will be introduced by and Prof. Masha Belenky and Prof. Holly Dugan. A wine and cheese reception will follow.