The labor of the mind: intellect and gender in Enlightenment cultures

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Anthony La Vopa’s recent book, The Labor of the Mind: Intellect and Gender in Enlightenment Cultures (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), plumbs the Enlightenment's social and cultural logic of conceiving the mind as manly; considers the textual representations of the manly mind; and examines the ways in which it was subverted or at least subtly questioned. In this rountable the book will be discussed with a responce from the author.


Chair: Katherine Ibbett (French, Univeristy of Oxford)

Discussants: Joanna Innes (History, University of Oxford), Karen O’Brien (Humanities Division; English, University of Oxford) and Ritchie Robertson (German, University of Oxford)

RespondentAnthony La Vopa (North Carolina State University)

The roundtable will be held in the Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall and is open to all.

Further information of the rountable can be found hereand further information of The Labor of the Mind can be found here.