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)
Respondent: Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina State University)
The roundtable will be held in the Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall and is open to all.