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The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Start Date: 4/3/2017 All Day
End Date: 5/13/2017

Event Description:

The Class of 1945 Library will host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wallpaper” from April 3, 2017 to May 13, 2017. 

In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled, “The Yellow Wallpaper.”  The exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wallpaper” explores the story behind Gilman’s indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.

An evening talk and reception will be held on Wednesday April 19th.  The exhibit and the speaking event are free and open to the public.  For more information please see the Library’s exhibit guide. 

Want to read Gilman’s “Yellow Wallpaper”?  The full short story is available here.

 

Location Information:
Phillips Exeter Academy - Class of 1945 Library  (View Map)
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-777-3426

Phillips Exeter Academy - Class of 1945 Library  (View Map)
20 Main Street
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-777-3426
Room: Rockefeller Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Ms. Gail Scanlon
Phone: 603-777-3328
Email: gscanlon@exeter.edu
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Who Can Attend:
Free and open to the public.

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