Mary Poovey
Lecture, "Writing a History of the Modern Fact:
Some Reflections on Epistemological History"
With responses from Michael Dintenfass and Patrice Petro
October 9, 1998

Mary Poovey presented her lecture in Curtin Hall 118 on Friday, October 9, 1998. At the time she was Professor of English and Director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge at New York University. Professor Poovey is well-reknown for her work as a cultural historian and literary critic and focuses on the Victorian era. She is the author of several books, including A History of the Modern Fact: Problems of Knowledge in the Sciences of Wealth and Society (1998), Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864 (1995), and Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England (1989). Today she is the Samuel Rudin University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at New York University.

 

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