Lecture by Dr. Theresa Varney Kennedy "Madame de Maintenon's Dramatic Proverbs (1690-1710): Rehearsing for the Future"
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Lecture at 4pm in Draper 152
Composed for the female pupils at the boarding school in Saint-Cyr, Madame de Maintenon's dramatic proverbs (1690-1710) crucially reveal the values emphasized in female education at the end of the seventeenth century, a period plagued by economic crisis and growing aristocratic poverty. Join us for the lecture and a staged reading of several of the proverbs. Co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies & Modern Languages & Cultures