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RESCHEDULED: Personally Speaking with Allison Stedman

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Location: 
J. Murrey Atkins Library

RESCHEDULED FOR FEB. 27 DUE TO SNOW CLOSING. Parallels between social media blogs, tweets and other virtual media to that of writings in 17th-century France is the focus of the next Personally Speaking talk. UNC Charlotte author Allison Stedman will explore how 17th-century writers and readers sparked a transformation in France. Their collections of diverse and experimental texts brought together rich and poor, Catholics and Protestants, children and adults (much like social media does today) and ultimately undermined the social and political status quo.  This paved the way for the intellectual revolution of the French Enlightenment, the foundation of modern democracy.Stedman is the author of “Rococo Fiction in France, 1600-1714: Seditious Frivolity.”

Stedmen’s Feb. 27 presentation will be the third of four talks by scholars from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 2013-14 Personally Speaking community series, co-sponsored by the college and Atkins Library. A reception follows each free lecture. RSVPs are requested via email to or call 704-687-1429. Parking is provided.