New Book on French Revolutionary Women Published by Occidental History Department Alumna
Oxford University recently published Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters by Lindsay A.H. Parker ‘04, Occidental History Major. The book details the revolutionary experience of Rosalie Jullien, the mother of a noteworthy Jacobin, through analysis of her extensive correspondence. Professor Parker currently teaches in the History Department at Temple University. She began her work on French Revolutionary era women of letters at Occidental, where she wrote her honors senior thesis, “Feminine Virtue vs. Female Intellect: The Importance of Women’s Written Correspondence in Eighteenth-Century France,” under the direction of her advisor, Prof. Nina Gelbart.