Rachel Vorona Cote - Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today — in conversation with Caitlin Gibson — at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In her first book, Cote draws on her academic interest in Victorian literature and her professional experience as a former contributing writer at Jezebel to explore how patriarchal culture from the nineteenth century to the present has stifled and cramped women’s lives. Looking at how women have been demonized for “excessive” behavior—whether talking too much, laughing too loud, taking up too much space, or expressing too much desire—Cote profiles transgressive figures ranging from Jane Eyre and Lizzie Bennet to Lana Del Ray and Britney Spears. As she did in her Los Angeles Review of Books web site essay on Taylor Swift and Victorian female friendship, Cote offers a truly revelatory account of female intensity. Cote will be in conversation with Caitlin Gibson, a Washington Post feature writer.


Politics and Prose at Union Market
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ISBN: 9781538729700
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 25th, 2020

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