Does The Recovery Of Women Writers Still Matter?


Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities and the Arts at The City College of New York in recognition of Women’s History Month invites you to attend a lively discussion that explores the history of American women writers.

Anne Boyd Rioux is a professor at the University of New Orleans and the author/editor of four books, including Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist and Miss Grief and Other Stories, both forthcoming from W. W. Norton in February 2016. She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities awards, one for public scholarship. Rioux also writes reviews and essays for general and academic audiences, specializing in biography and women writers. She is a member of the National Book Critics’ Circle and is represented by Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.

In her teaching and writing, Rioux is committed to the recovery of 19th-century American women writers who wrote amazing, sometimes provocative, and often daring works that have been unavailable and unread for generations. While this began as a scholarly interest, Rioux realized that her mission extended beyond the walls of academia because she thinks it is important for women writers today to know about these amazing foremothers who have been kept hidden from them. The author she is most committed to rescuing from obscurity is Constance Fenimore Woolson.