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Pittsburgh Region: Mean Girls! (Virtual)

Nov 7

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Austen's Mean Girls

Sns460Have you ever recognized Mrs. Elton in an office colleague? Or spotted Lucy Steele in a committee meeting? In her memorably titled book, Bitches in Bonnets: Life Lessons From Jane Austen's Mean Girls, Dr. Sarah Makowski explores parallels between Austen's world and our own. Join us for a look beyond Austen's texts for sources of female aggression during the Regency and today. Dr. Makowski's article, "Do you know who I am? Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Jane Austen's Proto-Karen," was recently published in Persuasions Online, Vol. 41, No. 1.

This virtual event is free and open to all. Please register by clicking here. Please note: The hours shown are Eastern Time.  Join in early (12:45) for a meet-and greet, if you like!