Virtual Lecture: ’The Second Scene of Mortality’: Courtship and Sexual Danger in Revolutionary Conne

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Friday April 22

3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

VIRTUAL LECTURE • Friday, April 22, 3pm

’The Second Scene of Mortality’: Courtship and Sexual Danger in Revolutionary Connecticut

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor Emerita, Harvard University

$10 (members 10% discount)

 

When Prudence Punderson entitled her silk embroidery The First, Second, and Last Scenes of Mortality, she inadvertently revealed a fraught moment in her own life when sexual attraction and family duty collided.  Like other Connecticut women, she not only faced a revolutionary crisis but conflicting notions about courtship that cut against the stylized images in contemporary textile productions. 

 

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