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“In Her Mother’s Footsteps: Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and the Writing of Frankenstein”

  • Washington University in St. Louis Duncker Hall, Hurst Lounge (map)

Charlotte Gordon is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her latest book, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley(2015) won the National Book Critics Circle award. She has also published Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America’s First Poet (2005) and The Woman Who Named God: Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (2009). A Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Endicott College, Charlotte received her A.B. from Harvard College and her Ph.D. from Boston University. Most recently, she has written the Introduction to Penguin's re-issue of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.