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The Online Olios: Philosophy of Gender, October 16th and 17th, 2021

Esteemed Cavendish Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the second annual Online Olios webinar series will take place this October 2021. We invite you to participate and to share widely!

We have a great line-up! Registration can be found on Digital Cavendish here:

Philosophy of Gender: October 16th & 17th

3:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

The work of Margaret Cavendish is often (and rightly!) analyzed for its contributions to the history of gender formation in various contexts and fields. But getting clear on what kinds of things have genders at all — and how those things are constituted — seems like an important first step for thinking productively about gender in Cavendish’s literary-philosophical output. This panel will examine questions surrounding individuals and personhood in the writings of Cavendish and her (near) contemporaries, including such figures as Anne Conway, Thomas Hobbes, and Mary Sidney.

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